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

December 18th, 2012, 08:00 PM
Hi all,

Trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop for the first time. I used the 12.04 LTS Windows installer and it completed without complaint. Then I rebooted, chose Ubuntu as the OS, and got this error:

ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/B49C82AA9C826728 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

The interesting thing is that the /dev/disk/by-uuid directory does not exist. Any ideas?


December 18th, 2012, 10:41 PM
It sounds like your installation did not go as planned.

Try re-installing. If it happens again, then maybe your laptop has a few internal chips which may not be compatable with 12.04.