[Rear-users] Stuck - recovery system not booting

Schlomo Schapiro schlomo at schapiro.org
Wed Aug 24 12:20:39 CEST 2011

I added this warning because grub would fail to install if the 
device.map would point hd0 to a non-existant /dev/disk/by-id/ path. 
Hence moving it aside and printing the warning.

On Mi 24 Aug 2011 11:18:41 CEST, Jeroen Hoekx wrote:
> Thanks for the logs, they look OK...
> On 24 August 2011 10:36, fuzzy_4711 <fuzzy_4711 at gmx.de> wrote:
>>> Can you tell us the exact place where the boot process gets stuck
>>> (grub, initrd, boot)?
>> I would, if I could. What I am seeing at boot time are the bios messages
>> and then I do have a black screen with a blinking cursor. No Info at
>> all, nothing. Do you have a clue what state I am in? Please tell me how
>> to gather this info.
> Grub failure, I would guess, or something wrong with the boot order.
> Rear prints this:
> Your system.map contains a reference to a disk by UUID, which does
> not work at the moment. I will copy the file to device.map.rear and try
> to autoprobe the correct device. If this fails you might have to manually
> reinstall your bootloader'
> This means someone else has had this problem before, maybe Schlomo
> know the reason this doesn't work.
> But on the other hand, the grub installation tells it was OK.
> So the first thing I would try is to double check the boot order in the bios.
> If that looks all correct, the next thing I would try is to use the
> generic grub code in ReaR instead of the Suse specific one and see if
> that gets you any further. This means removing
> finalize/SUSE_LINUX/20_run_mkbootloader.sh and linking to
> finalize/Fedora/i386/20_install_grub.sh
> Why that could work is because it does not care about by-id mappings...
> If it still fails, we need Dag's infinite source of
> over-the-years-collected-wisdom :-)
> Greetings,
> Jeroen
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