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Bug#571035: [squeeze alpha1] installationsreport: grub2: machine doesn't boot

On Sun, 2010-09-12 at 22:34 +0200, Holger Wansing wrote:
> Hello,
> Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> wrote:
> > If you run
> > the installer with the extra parameter 'priority=medium' you will be
> > given this option.
> I did an installation and chose that option, to create the "targeted
> initrd".
> That gives me a system, which boots (the kernel boots), so the original
> problem is solved by that.
> But that leads to another problem: the system cannot find the root 
> filesystem, /dev/hda and /dev/hda1 doesn't exist, the needed module
> here is "ide_generic", which seems to be not in the initrd
> (executing "modprobe ide_generic" gives no error, but ide_generic does
> not appear in /proc/modules).

Which boot loader did you install?

Did you specify the boot device as /dev/hda1 or did the installer do
that?  The installer normally specifies the boot device by UUID, which
avoids the problems of device naming.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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