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Old 05-11-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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installed Jaunty (new partition)--now Hardy will not boot (crypto issue)


I wanted to keep my Hardy installation and install Jaunty on a separate partition. I did this, and Jaunty boots up, but Hardy will no longer boot up.

Before starting I got some advice here.
Quote:
Jaunty should find the other grub settings for 8.04 automatically and include it in the Jaunty bootloader. I just installed the beta alongside my intrepid install and it has all my grub settings.
I don't know about it working with encryption though.
Apparently this does not work when encryption is used...

Here is my status:
1. Jaunty boots fine and works as expected.
2. I can manually luksOpen and mount my Hardy root partition
3. I can manually luksOpen and mount my Hardy data partition
4. all the data is intact. Nothing was lost when installing Jaunty.

But Jaunty did alter things in /boot that make Hardy fail to boot up and I need to boot Hardy to work.
The error is:
Quote:
Starting up...
Loading, please wait...
Setting up cryptographic volume sda3_crypt (based on /dev/disk/by-uuid/snip-uuid-3e36c)
cryptsetup: failed to setup lvm device
[snip - typing by hand because not sure how to copy/paste]
Found volume group "vg1-lvHardyRoot" using metadata type lvm2
Found volume group "vg2-lvJauntyRoot_crypt" using metadata type lvm2
ALERT! does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
So far I have restored the Hardy-related stanzas for menu.lst according to the way they were in Hardy before the Jaunty install.

I also tried copying back initrd.img for 2.26.24-23 (Hardy) and booting from this grub menu selection, but that gives the exact same error message.

Any ideas what I can try?
 
Old 05-12-2009, 09:51 AM   #2
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where is the /boot of hardy?

encrypted / do not boot
 
Old 05-12-2009, 10:01 AM   #3
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my partitions:

/dev/sda1 63 61,448,624 61,448,562 8e Linux LVM
/dev/sda2 * 61,448,625 61,834,184 385,560 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 61,834,185 120,423,239 58,589,055 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 120,423,240 293,041,664 172,618,425 83 Linux

sda1 is Jaunty. It works. It boots from sda2.
sda2 is /boot (unencrypted, of course)
sda3 is Hardy (encrypted) - worked before installing Jaunty, boots from sda2 (same as Jaunty)
sda4 is just some data (mounted in Hardy) (encrypted)
 
Old 05-12-2009, 10:09 AM   #4
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So sda2 is the /boot for Jaunty

You would need a seperate /boot partition for Hardy, I suspect this is the issue.

Do you have a backup of the original sda2 partition?
 
Old 05-12-2009, 11:11 AM   #5
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You would need a seperate /boot partition for Hardy
Really? I don't see why... (but I am far from an expert)

This guy (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...96&postcount=2) told me he did it without making a separate boot partition. (Anyway, I think that's what he was saying.)

Also this site (http://syrlug.org/contrib/grublinux.html) seems to indicate a single /boot partition is all that is required:

Quote:
A single Linux partition dedicated solely to controlling the GRUB configuration that allows a multi-boot environment.
 
Old 05-12-2009, 11:39 AM   #6
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What is contents of the menu.lst of jaunty ?
 
Old 05-12-2009, 12:56 PM   #7
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What is contents of the menu.lst of jaunty ?
The attached file was generated by boot_info_script when run from within Jaunty. It shows the menu.lst. At the point I ran the script I had slightly edited menu.lst.


The new entries look like this:
Code:
title        Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
uuid        snip-uuid-27_27
kernel        /vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=/dev/mapper/vg2-lvJauntyRoot_crypt ro quiet splash
initrd        /initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
quiet
Obviously, that's OK for Jaunty, but not for Hardy. So I carefully changed the entries for the older kernels back to the way they were before:

Code:
title        Ubuntu 8.04.2, kernel 2.6.24-24-generic
root        	(hd0,1)
kernel        /vmlinuz-2.6.24-24-generic /dev/mapper/vg1-lvHardyRoot ro quiet splash
initrd        /initrd.img-2.6.24-24-generic
quiet
At this point, all the menu.lst stanzas related to Hardy are exactly the same as they were before I installed Jaunty.

Let me know what other info you would like to see. I appreciate the help!
Attached Files
File Type: txt boot_info_script_RESULTS.2009.05.11.redacted.txt (12.1 KB, 4 views)

Last edited by Mountain; 05-12-2009 at 01:14 PM. Reason: explained menu.lst changes I made
 
Old 05-13-2009, 12:23 PM   #8
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check the filesystem in /boot

Did Jaunty create any symlinks in /boot? ... but it seems to be ok

anyway list files

Last edited by amani; 05-15-2009 at 10:31 AM. Reason: grammar
 
Old 05-13-2009, 12:28 PM   #9
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check the filesystem in /boot

Do Jaunty create any symlinks in /boot? ... but it seems to be ok

anyway list files
/boot/ # ls -hogaR
.:
total 92M
drwxr-xr-x 4 32K 2009-05-11 17:52 .
drwxr-xr-x 28 4.0K 2009-05-12 15:32 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 413K 2008-10-21 23:12 abi-2.6.24-21-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 413K 2008-11-24 17:47 abi-2.6.24-22-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 413K 2009-04-01 21:17 abi-2.6.24-23-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 413K 2009-04-15 16:10 abi-2.6.24-24-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 514K 2009-04-16 23:34 abi-2.6.28-11-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 79K 2008-10-21 23:12 config-2.6.24-21-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 79K 2008-11-24 17:47 config-2.6.24-22-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 79K 2009-04-01 21:17 config-2.6.24-23-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 79K 2009-04-15 16:10 config-2.6.24-24-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 89K 2009-04-16 23:34 config-2.6.28-11-generic
-rwxrwxrwx 1 6.0K 2009-03-27 20:27 fstab_fdisk.notes.txt
drwxr-xr-x 2 1.0K 2009-05-11 17:54 grub
-rw-r--r-- 1 8.0M 2009-04-09 23:15 initrd.img-2.6.24-21-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 8.0M 2009-04-09 19:17 initrd.img-2.6.24-21-generic.bak
-rw-r--r-- 1 8.0M 2009-04-09 23:15 initrd.img-2.6.24-22-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 8.0M 2009-04-09 19:17 initrd.img-2.6.24-22-generic.bak
-rw-r--r-- 1 8.0M 2009-04-20 18:38 initrd.img-2.6.24-23-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 8.0M 2009-04-09 23:14 initrd.img-2.6.24-23-generic.bak
-rw-r--r-- 1 8.0M 2009-05-11 17:18 initrd.img-2.6.24-24-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 8.0M 2009-05-08 12:34 initrd.img-2.6.24-24-generic.bak
-rw-r--r-- 1 8.4M 2009-05-11 16:04 initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
drwx------ 2 12K 2008-03-26 12:29 lost+found
-rw-r--r-- 1 126K 2009-03-27 16:12 memtest86+.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 885K 2008-10-21 23:12 System.map-2.6.24-21-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 885K 2008-11-24 17:47 System.map-2.6.24-22-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 885K 2009-04-01 21:17 System.map-2.6.24-23-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 885K 2009-04-15 16:10 System.map-2.6.24-24-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 1.8M 2009-04-16 23:34 System.map-2.6.28-11-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 1.2K 2009-04-16 23:39 vmcoreinfo-2.6.28-11-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 1.9M 2008-10-21 23:12 vmlinuz-2.6.24-21-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 1.9M 2008-11-24 17:47 vmlinuz-2.6.24-22-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 1.9M 2009-04-01 21:17 vmlinuz-2.6.24-23-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 1.9M 2009-04-15 16:10 vmlinuz-2.6.24-24-generic
-rw-r--r-- 1 3.4M 2009-04-16 23:34 vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic

./grub:
total 230K
drwxr-xr-x 2 1.0K 2009-05-11 17:54 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 32K 2009-05-11 17:52 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 197 2009-05-11 01:06 default
-rw-r--r-- 1 15 2008-03-26 13:01 device.map
-rw-r--r-- 1 8.1K 2009-05-11 01:06 e2fs_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 7.7K 2009-05-11 01:06 fat_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 16 2009-05-11 01:06 installed-version
-rw-r--r-- 1 8.6K 2009-05-11 01:06 jfs_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 6.2K 2009-05-11 01:06 menu (copy).lst
-rw-r--r-- 1 4.8K 2009-05-11 17:54 menu.lst
-rw-r--r-- 1 6.0K 2009-05-11 15:08 menu.lst~
-rw-r--r-- 1 7.2K 2009-05-11 01:06 minix_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 9.6K 2009-05-11 01:06 reiserfs_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 512 2009-05-11 01:06 stage1
-rw-r--r-- 1 119K 2009-05-11 01:06 stage2
-rw-r--r-- 1 9.4K 2009-05-11 01:06 xfs_stage1_5

./lost+found:
total 45K
drwx------ 2 12K 2008-03-26 12:29 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 32K 2009-05-11 17:52 ..
 
Old 05-15-2009, 03:27 PM   #10
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Anyone see anything wrong? I'm still banging my head over this.
 
Old 05-16-2009, 09:37 AM   #11
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I just want to let everyone know that I'm still looking for a solution...
 
Old 05-22-2009, 02:56 PM   #12
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...still looking...
 
Old 05-22-2009, 11:32 PM   #13
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...still looking...
Is the menu.lst of hardy crypted or not ?
If it is not crypted what happens if you call the menu.lst from hardy
from within the menu.lst form Jaunty
Example
title Hardy
root (hd0,?) where ? is the partition of the grub of hardy
configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst
 
Old 05-23-2009, 10:41 AM   #14
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Is the menu.lst of hardy crypted or not ?
No, it is not encrypted. It is on /boot/grub

Quote:
Originally Posted by ronlau9 View Post
what happens if you call the menu.lst from hardy
from within the menu.lst form Jaunty?
I only have one menu.lst.
It contains entries like this for Jaunty:
Code:
title        Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
uuid        snip-uuid-27_27
kernel        /vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=/dev/mapper/vg2-lvJauntyRoot_crypt ro quiet splash
initrd        /initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
quiet
And it contains other entries like this for Hardy:
Code:
title        Ubuntu 8.04.2, kernel 2.6.24-24-generic
root        	(hd0,1)
kernel        /vmlinuz-2.6.24-24-generic /dev/mapper/vg1-lvHardyRoot ro quiet splash
initrd        /initrd.img-2.6.24-24-generic
quiet
If I select a Jaunty entry, the system boots up. But I get an error when I select a Hardy entry.

Both Jaunty and Hardy share the same /boot partition, so /boot/grub is exactly the same. But /boot contains the correct initrd.img-* files for Jaunty and Hardy.
 
Old 05-23-2009, 01:29 PM   #15
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No, it is not encrypted. It is on /boot/grub



I only have one menu.lst.
It contains entries like this for Jaunty:
Code:
title        Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
uuid        snip-uuid-27_27
kernel        /vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=/dev/mapper/vg2-lvJauntyRoot_crypt ro quiet splash
initrd        /initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
quiet
And it contains other entries like this for Hardy:
Code:
title        Ubuntu 8.04.2, kernel 2.6.24-24-generic
root        	(hd0,1)
kernel        /vmlinuz-2.6.24-24-generic /dev/mapper/vg1-lvHardyRoot ro quiet splash
initrd        /initrd.img-2.6.24-24-generic
quiet
If I select a Jaunty entry, the system boots up. But I get an error when I select a Hardy entry.

Both Jaunty and Hardy share the same /boot partition, so /boot/grub is exactly the same. But /boot contains the correct initrd.img-* files for Jaunty and Hardy.
Yes that what you and I did different I have install Jaunty and Hardy on two different partitions and Hardy GRUB and Menu.lst is on his OWN partitions.
And even Jaunty do recognize Hardy I call Hardy Menu.lst to boot up from
Jaunty .
Let say I was NOT in favor to use the SAME boot partition

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