View Full Version : [ubuntu] Wacky Grub/UUID issue.

December 16th, 2010, 08:54 PM
So how do I tell grub to stop trying to boot based on UUIDs? I've been dealing with this for about two years now. I have this one system, a PowerEdge 1550, that for some reason WILL NOT boot using a UUID, and will only boot if I edit the first entry in grub, remove everything to do with UUIDs (completely delete the search line, replace root=uuid=[uuid] with root=/dev/sda1). I can't seem to make these settings stick and now with 10.10 there's no longer a menu.lst to edit.

So, in short, I need grub to stop trying to boot based on a UUID. Absolute paths, baby. That's what I need.

December 16th, 2010, 08:58 PM
This might help - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2


* Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux

A bug currently requires true be placed within quotation marks for this option, when uncommented, to take effect. Quotation marks currently are not the default and the user must add them.

December 16th, 2010, 09:12 PM
Ah, perfect. Worked like a charm. Thanks for the amazingly fast reply.

December 16th, 2010, 10:10 PM
Just happened to be passing :)