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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 :

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:


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 :


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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