changes UUID to non-existent on kernel upgrade 2.6.31-17

Bug #504336 reported by keepitsimpleengr on 2010-01-07
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update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

# lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 9.10
Release: 9.10

# apt-cache policy update-manager
  Installed: 1:0.126.9
  Candidate: 1:0.126.9
  Version table:
 *** 1:0.126.9 0
        500 karmic-updates/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:0.126.6 0
        500 cdrom://Ubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ - Release amd64 (20091027) karmic/main Packages
        500 karmic/main Packages
Updated using update-manager (see below)
Selected the option to write the maintainer's menu.lst version.
Ubuntu to boot normally with new kernel
Updated using update-manager (see below)
Rebooted, ununtu failed to boot, reported disk with UUID=3ad2f993-cd06-4982-a4e0-1db8f3fc4a26 could not be found
There is no disk with UUID=3ad2f993-cd06-4982-a4e0-1db8f3fc4a26 on system
The correct UUID is 6a98b6c0-9ccf-477b-b197-d73c4162f581 for the disk with the root on it.

Commit Log for Thu Jan 7 07:55:11 2010

Upgraded the following packages:
google-chrome-unstable ( to
linux-generic ( to
linux-headers-generic ( to
linux-image-generic ( to
linux-libc-dev (2.6.31-16.53) to 2.6.31-17.54

Installed the following packages:
linux-headers-2.6.31-17 (2.6.31-17.54)
linux-headers-2.6.31-17-generic (2.6.31-17.54)
linux-image-2.6.31-17-generic (2.6.31-17.54)

$ blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="30D8EF5AD8EF1CBA" LABEL="C_WINXP" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sda2: UUID="502E5E672E5E45DE" LABEL="KISE-005.250GB.P2.NTFS" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="150.1.P1.UB.EXT3" UUID="6a98b6c0-9ccf-477b-b197-d73c4162f581" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/sdb2: LABEL="WIN-SWAP" UUID="045D-3460" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="D602FFF702FFDB07" LABEL="C_VISTA" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdc2: UUID="7458404f-4c17-4edd-aef1-e4a4d34215d0" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sdd1: TYPE="swap"
/dev/sdd2: LABEL="500.1.P1.TEST" UUID="ed06315c-ea99-cae4-8921-45c95943258f" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/sde1: TYPE="swap"
/dev/sde2: LABEL="LINUX_SCRATCH" UUID="0c7b55ec-65b9-e162-e045-c84ed9dd0a15" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/sdf1: LABEL="WIN_SWAP_2" UUID="C3BD-D2D8" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sdf2: UUID="6A5CE632D344ED0E" LABEL="WIN_SCRATCH" TYPE="ntfs"

affects: update-manager (Ubuntu) → apt (Ubuntu)
affects: apt (Ubuntu) → update-manager-core (Ubuntu)

1] Boot from CD; ubuntu live, knoppix ⋯, or similar.
2] Open terminal, logon as superuser
3] Verify UUID with blkid command
4] Mount partition with /boot
5] Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst replacing specious UUID with correct UUID
6] Shutdown and remove boot CD
6] Reboot system

Sorry that the issue got unattended at the time of report. Please feel free to reopen by marking the status as "new" if you see this in current versions of update-manager.

Changed in update-manager-core (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
affects: update-manager-core (Ubuntu) → update-manager (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for update-manager (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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