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Alan Chandler 04-07-2008 07:30 PM

grub probe not working
On Monday 07 Apr 2008, Alan Chandler wrote:
> I have a system where two SATA drives are acting as software raid for
> the operating system.
> Aptitude is trying to upgrade my kernel, and calling update-grub.
> This seems to sucessfully work out that /dev/sda1 is the boot
> partition on the first of the two disks.
> However if I manually do grub-probe it says
> grub-probe: error: cannot find a device for /dev/sda1.
> (which of course halts my kernel upgrade).
> The same system also has /dev/sdc /dev/sdd /dev/sde /dev/sdf which I
> are different form factor memory reading device in the floppy slot.
> I am wondering if grub is getting mixed up with these or something.
> How can I find out why grub is complaining

I found out

for some reason (probably some earlier settings of
udev) /boot/grub/ did not list the correct devices for hd0
and hd1, refering to sdf and sdg.

Alan Chandler

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