[GLLUG] problem with grub

Ben Whyall ben at whyall-systems.co.uk
Sat Mar 15 12:31:30 UTC 2014

On 15/03/14 11:29, Chris Bell wrote:
> On Fri 14 Mar, Ben Whyall wrote:
>> Hi
>> How do I get a list of uuid from grub command line.
>> I have tried setting root=/dev/md0 which is where the /boot is but that
>> just sits at loading initial ramdisk .... and doesnt seem to do anything.
>> Ben
>     There have been recent changes to the Debian Sid and Jessie installers,
> so it might be worth downloading the latest daily or weekly (17.4.2014)
> versions and running the recovery packages.


I have done some further investigation and found some additional 

When I am being dropped out to the initramfs, I dont have enteries in 
/dev/disk/by-uuid for any of my lvm logical volumes.

If I do a lvscan, they are all showing as inactive.

A vgchange -a y activates them and populates the entries in 

If I then exit the initramfs by typing exit, it will boot to a login.  I 
can then login.  The / partition is mounted and I am able to mount the 
other partitions from lvm.

If I then logout and back in, I have a mostly working system.  However I 
have to manually bring up the eth0.  Also as none of the init scripts 
seem to have run successfully some things dont work.

Just wondering what might cause that.


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