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July 15, 2006

Worst bug in Dapper(2) – possible workaround

Filed under: Uncategorized — ubuntudemon @ 12:02 am

I wrote earlier about the “booting stalls during mounting root filesystem” bug right here : https://ubuntudemon.wordpress.com/2006/07/03/worst-bug-in-dapper/

There’s now a possible workaround :
https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/udev/+bug/6367/comments/69

For those still wondering; The workaround for this issue involves specifying the partition to boot from by ID, rather than the transient location:

1. Boot a desktop/LiveCD.
2. Run sudo /sbin/dumpe2fs /dev/sdX | grep UUID
3. tell ‘grub’ or ‘lilo’ to boot with that ID:

linux … root=UUID=d4c51a2a-d93f-4dc1-8717-9c3cdb4d41ce

and also adjust this in:

/boot/grub/menu.lst

Replace sdX for sda, sdb, sdc, sdd, hda,hdb,hdc,hdd or whatever gparted on the livecd tells you it is.

You can post (meaningful) results either on launchpad or in this thread :
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1257154

1 Comment »

  1. […] an earlier blog post about this […]

    Pingback by Ubuntu Demon’s blog » “mounting root filesystems” bug won’t be fixed for Dapper. (fixed in Edgy) — August 17, 2006 @ 10:28 pm


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