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Old 05-08-2011, 06:38 AM   #1
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moved to ssd, trouble booting


I have successfully migrated my linux install to a new /, /home, /boot partition on my ssd. Everything works fine, except that it won't make the root directory on the right disk. When I change the root=uuid=<drive id> to my new drive everything is fine, but I can't automate that... in other words I have manually typed the uuid of my root-partition for about 100 times now and I am fed up with that

Any suggestions on how I can save the uuid of my new drive in the startup parameters?


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I assume that you are running Ubuntu, regarding to the distribution field of your profile. So just run
sudo update-grub
in a terminal. This will generate a new config file for the bootloader. If you haven't done that yet, you also should adapt your /etc/fstab to your new UUIDs.
Old 05-08-2011, 08:49 AM   #3
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Hi Tobi,

Thanks for answering, but it doesn't seem to work.. now I think I know where the problem might be..

I used easybcd in windows to make several bootconfigs and I think that easybcd is still booting to the wrong disk.. But I havent got a clue how to solve it

I think I just make myself a Ubuntu recoverydisk and make ubuntu my ........ ah maybe I can set the disk to be the first bootdisk..

off to try that, back in a minute...

Mmm that wasn't it either... missing operating system...

ok, back to my first idea, I'm going to make a recoverydisk...and try to repair install ubuntu from there... downloading....698 Mb... takes a minute or two...

OK that worked out fine. I've installed Ubuntu over the original installation (the hard way, using the something different option) and it works like a flaw..

I had to adjust Easybcd too, so it could find the grub thing and it all worked out like a charm...

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