[olug] Ubuntu drive assignment

Jordan Fox vmifox at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 01:38:06 UTC 2010

Sorry for not finding the answer yet on my own, and possibly sending
the email before I've done another couple hours of research...  I just
updated from Xubuntu 10.04 to 10.10.  In the process, ubuntu is now
detecting my main boot drive as /dev/sdb instead of /dev/sda... after
updating my /etc/fstab file to use all UUIDs instead of drive letter
assignments I can boot into the new kernel (I was able to boot into an
old kernel which properly detects my drive letters - which made the
problem easy to discover and fix with the UUIDs).  /dev/sda isn't
assigned to any drive as far as I can tell (fdisk won't recognize it
as a device).  At this point, it's not really an issue after fixing
the above, but it is annoying.  Having used Ubuntu for the past
several years, my command line fu isn't what it used to be when I ran
Gentoo.  Plus, I don't know much about Upstart or Grub2.

Anyone have any ideas.  I think I remember seeing a similar thread in
olug a number of months back.


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