disabling uuid is difficult and poorly documented

Bug #565016 reported by lunkwill on 2010-04-16
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: grub2

Imaging disks via dd is a common, simple task that worked until recent ubuntu releases that find filesystems by UUID. That has advantages, but gets in the way of disk imaging.

The bug is that it's painful to make grub work in the old, disk-imaging friendly way, and using common search terms to find the information online does not readily uncover the solution. I've written up the solution here as a workaround:

http://credentiality2.blogspot.com/2010/04/ubuntu-karmic-grub-error-no-such-device.html

This bug is related to #499483, but that bug wandered off into some debate we don't care about.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Apr 16 13:38:36 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
Package: grub-pc 1.97~beta4-1ubuntu4.1
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-20.58-generic
SourcePackage: grub2
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-20-generic i686

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