On booting into 8.04 I now get.
Check root=bootarg cat /proc/cmdline
or missing modules, devices: cat /proc/modules
Alert! /dev/disk/by-uuid/ca ... does not exist. Dropping to a shell
I altered /etc/fstab by taking out the UUID reference and left it as just a device, but it seems that /etc/fstab is ignored as the same error message occurred.
Any clues as to how I might get rid of this error message, ie, what do I edit to get it to boot without reference to UUID, or is this fatal? How do I get at bootarg or /proc/cmdline
Re: Boot Failure
This is now resolved.
The problem lay in a menu.lst still holding disk references by uuid, replaced that and reran grub-install. All ok <sigh>
Sorry for the bother
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