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Re: Sid: Grub2 faling to boot: Unknown device UUID

On Friday 24 July 2009, Paul Scott wrote:
> Matthew Moore wrote:
> > On Friday July 24 2009 9:49:38 am Micha Feigin wrote:
> >> try looking
> >> for a uuid option under /etc/default/grub2 or /etc/grub2 or
> >> something similar (not sure where the settings are, try looking at
> >> the comment at the start of /boot/grub/grub.cfg or find my earlier
> >> mail in this thread)
> >
> > The option is at the end of the configuration file in
> > /etc/default/grub. Once you change the file, you need to run
> > update-grub to get the changes propagated. If you are booting from a
> > livecd, the easiest way to get this to work is to chroot into your
> > root filesystem and then make the changes and run update-grub.
> Thanks!  Glad to have a solution.   This is exactly my situation.
> Can you also tell me how to go the other way; to get booting to work
> with uuid's?  Is it as simple as changing the device name in /etc/fstab
> to a uuid or is that where the connection is made?
> TIA,
> Paul Scott
> > MM

The correct 'UUID' needs to be in the fstab & grub menu. 'blkid' is the 
command that gives you all the uuid's for the file systems on you hard 
drives. I don't use Sid, Lenny here, but I have been using uuid's to 
manage removable media. 


Greg Madden

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