init.rd drops to busybox' shell after installtion on usb device

Bug #658359 reported by Konrad on 2010-10-11
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grub2 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: grub2

this is the latest ubuntu 10.10 release from 10.10.10 :o).

steps to reproduce:

* install ubuntu 10.10 to an usb harddrive (/dev/sdc) from an usb stick (/dev/sdb)
* finish installation
* unplug the stick on reboot. boot from the usb harddrive
* wait

The init.rd won't find the root filesystem, because you removed the usb stick and the device name for the usb harddrive is now /dev/sdb instead of /dev/sdc. temp fix is pluggin in the usb stick again and then again choose the harddrive as boot device. persistent fix is editing the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file and replace the root=/dev/sdc parameter with root=UUID=your_device_uuid.

delance (olivier-delance) wrote :

I have already seen such a bug reported, but failed to localize it.

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