[clug] linux Digest, Vol 82, Issue 20

Algis Kabaila akabaila at pcug.org.au
Sun Oct 18 02:57:59 MDT 2009

On Sunday 18 October 2009 05:00:03 Daniel via linux-request at lists.samba.org 
> ] ls /dev/disk
> by-id  by-label  by-path  by-uuid
> Notice the naming?  'by-id', with a '-', not an underscore.
>         Daniel
If that is not a type in email only, that explains part of it, but not the 
inabillity to fall back to /def/sda2.  Question is if the disk is really 
partitioned, so an examination with gparted live CD or similar would be worth 
doing.  Also, even after the booting into partition fails, you may be able to 
have a look what is in /dev/disk/:

ls -l  /dev/disk/by-id

This will show if the pointer, referred to by grub, exists and where it points 
to.  suse usually uses the /dev/disk/by-id/xxxxxxx-part-y reference to the 
partition-y, counted in the linux manner, so that reference to /dev/sda2 
corresponds to hd(0,1) in grub speak.


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