View Full Version : [ubuntu] /dev/disk/by-uuid/ does not exist

June 23rd, 2009, 03:15 AM
Hey guys, kinda new to linux, i have someone here helping me, but weve gone over forums over this topic and nothing we've read has fixed this.

Im runninga Gateway 955 dual xeon server and im getting this error on Ubuntu 9.04
uname gave me this

ubuntu 2.6.28-11 generic #42-Ubuntu

Boot from (hd0,0) ext3 4868f33b-f08d-4098-95fb-517586fb4e04
Starting up...
Gave up waitingfor root device. Common problems:
- Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
- Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?)
- Check root= (did the system wait for the right device?)
- Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev)
ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/4868f33b-f08d-4098-95fb-517586fb4e04 does not exist.Dropping to a shell

then it displays the shell.

Any help would be greatly appreciated :). Thanks in advance

im working ongetting my fstab right now
and here it is

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=4868f33b-f08d-4098-95fb-517586fb4e04 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=5a5a1bab-fa92-4587-9ad0-d07bfb6f1cb0 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

fdisk.out is here

Disk /dev/sda: 36.7 GB, 36703934464 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4462 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x055e0dfe
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 4273 34322841 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 4274 4462 1518142+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 4274 4462 1518111 82 Linux swap / Solaris

July 11th, 2009, 05:34 PM
I've had that happen to me twice now with Karmic and Grub2. This thread is marked solved and should fix it for you: