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[bug #34965] Fails to boot WinXP (error: no such device) when UUIDs matc

From: Larry Johnson
Subject: [bug #34965] Fails to boot WinXP (error: no such device) when UUIDs match
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2011 21:10:40 +0000
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                 Summary: Fails to boot WinXP (error: no such device) when
UUIDs match
                 Project: GNU GRUB
            Submitted by: keepitsimpleeng
            Submitted on: Thu 01 Dec 2011 09:10:38 PM GMT
                Category: Booting
                Severity: Major
                Priority: 5 - Normal
              Item Group: None
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: Larry Johnson
        Originator Email: address@hidden
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: other
         Reproducibility: Every Time
         Planned Release: None



Grub verion 1.99 from Ubuntu x86 10.10 Desktop CD clean install.

After install, grub will not launch Windows, although Windows launches with
BIOS boot disk selection.

Verified UUID correct...
address@hidden:~# blkid
/dev/sda1: TYPE="swap"
/dev/sda2: LABEL="SATA2_01__D" UUID="23181E9787F9E1A6" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sda3: LABEL="DRIVE_W" UUID="D71A-96E7" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sdc1: LABEL="SATA_01_Csys_10k" UUID="6258C1DF8F242D86" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdd1: LABEL="SATA_01_D_10k" UUID="6947F57DE005AA85" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdd5: LABEL="SATA2_01_E" UUID="4BC2AEB11E651F37" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdd6: LABEL="SATA2_01_D_BU_101222" UUID="2D2D0850B3A6BE7B" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="SATA2_02_L" UUID="EF0625F841CA9127" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sde3: UUID="c713bb8e-f6d3-4269-935e-c9c86804f0a8" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sde5: LABEL="IDE_01_G" UUID="1989E973D755FDC1" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sde6: UUID="15efbdad-ec18-43a9-bd80-6053c13624a7" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sde7: UUID="5c7f6d42-ad53-4a4a-befc-48e2d1594c31" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sde8: UUID="bfc3f076-462c-4c16-8bd2-509b51ba0e01" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sdf1: LABEL="IDE_02_H" UUID="34709ADA709AA262" TYPE="ntfs"

from /boot/grub/grub.cfg
### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "Microsoft Windows XP Professional (on /dev/sdc1)" --class windows
        insmod part_msdos
        insmod ntfs
        set root='(hd2,msdos1)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 6258C1DF8F242D86
        drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
        chainloader +1
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

tried the workaround @

Commenting out three lines in /usr/lib/grub/grub-mkconfig_lib (Step 4)

This bricked grub2, booting 11.10 gets "error: no such partition"
and booting Windows gets: "error: invalid signature"

Undoing the changes (using chroot and the LiveCD) and rerunnin update-grub
restored the original grub boot process.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: grub-pc 1.99-12ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-13.22-generic 3.0.6
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-13-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Nov 25 11:48:42 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012)
SourcePackage: grub2
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Filed Ubuntu bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub2/+bug/896391

Attached: RESULTS.txt from bootinfoscript from

Changes to grub.cfg as a result of workaround


File Attachments:

Date: Thu 01 Dec 2011 09:10:38 PM GMT  Name: RESULTS.txt  Size: 21kB   By:

Date: Thu 01 Dec 2011 09:10:38 PM GMT  Name: 11.10 grub problem.txt  Size: 2kB
  By: keepitsimpleeng



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