Re: unbootable system after fresh 4.0r5 installation
Chris Davies --> debian-user (2008-12-05 18:15:12 +0000):
> 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.)
Thanks for the hint. I was able to fix the problem without a rescue CD:
Manually changing GRUBs root= parameter, booting to single-user and then
fixing fstab and menu.lst (and re-running update-grub(8)) seems to have
$ ((RANDOM%6)) || rm -rf ~