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Re: unbootable system after fresh 4.0r5 installation

On Fri, Dec 05, 2008 at 06:15:12PM +0000, Chris Davies wrote:
> Jukka Salmi <j+debian@2008.salmi.ch> wrote:
> > I just installed Debian 4.0r5 on a i386 systems (Dell PowerEdge 2950).
> >        Begin: Waiting for root file system... ...
> >        sd 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sdb
> > At this point the system hanged for some minutes, until
> >        ALERT! /dev/sdb3 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
> > was output and the BusyBox shell was executed.
> > But indeed there is no /dev/sdb; there's only one (logical) disk
> > present, /dev/sda.
> I've also come across this, and it seems only to affect DELL 2950s. I've
> not logged a bug because I couldn't work out /where/ (i.e. which package)
> I should log it against.
> You need to boot a Rescue CD [*] and change all occurrences of sdb to
> sda in the files /boot/grub/menu.lst and /etc/fstab. (At least, that's
> what my memory suggests as I don't have my notes to hand.)

maybe the best thing to do is change to using labels or UUID's ?

> Chris
> [*] Try http://www.sysresccd.org/ if you need a good Resuce CD
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