Won't boot on backup with ubuntu 8.10

Bug #301931 reported by Gilbert Dion on 2008-11-25
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Bug Description

Until I upgraded to 8.10, I was able to boot on backups made by bubakup. Now it won't boot. I have the message: "Gave up waiting for root device... ". Tried on 2 different machines with no success.

Before I upgraded to 8.10, I could easily create a bootable backup of my system, in case I did something wrong (although I'M used to computers, I'm kind of new to linux, so I experiment with it and everything: that's why I need to rely on backups.)

But since I installed 8.10, the backups I create won't boot. When I try to, I get kicked to some (initramfs) prompt after the following message is displayed (increasing the rootdelay= count in menu.lst wont change a thing):

Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
    - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
      - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?)
      - Check root- (did the system wait for the right device?)
    - Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev)
ALERT! does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

Busybox v1.10.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.10.2-1ubuntu6) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

Hope this information will help!

Gilbert Dion (diong) on 2008-12-10
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