Boot problem

Marius Meinert mariusmeinert at
Sun Aug 10 02:32:41 PDT 2008

UUIDs may be a solution. These are persistent IDs given to a partition.
They are different for every partition and therefore can identify all
your partitions uniquely.
A good explanation of UUIDs is in the Archlinux-Wiki:
This command should list all you partitions and their UUID:
ls -lF /dev/disk/by-uuid/
Now you just write an /etc/fstab and menu.lst that contain the UUIDs
instead of /dev/sdX.

On Sun, 10 Aug 2008 05:16:40 +0200 (CEST)
mengualjeanphi at wrote:

> Hi,
> I could build without so much problems LFS for 64 bits from the dev
> release of the book. But now I've a problem, linked to the kernel.
> I've a motherboard ASRock ALiveNF6P-VSTA. Instead of its port IDE, I
> use a PCI controller where are connected my disks.
> On the livecd, sometimes disks are named hda, hdb... sometimes hdc,
> hdd... Strange.
> When I boot on my system, I get: "root fs not found on "hdc1"" (or
> hda1, according what I said in fstab and menu.lst of grub). Grub is
> built in static release I found on a cvs repository of clfs or lfs.
> Other details:
> -I tried kernel and 26.2, in both menuconfig, when I choose
> Bus support then PCI support, I don't have PCI access (I should have
> it if I follow results of my searches).
> -I prefer configuring the kernel instead of modifying bios, where
> access is hard for physical reasons.
> An idea please? I guess it's linked to kernel and hardware issues,
> but I'd like to determine what.
> Thanks very much for your answer. I'm really lost in this situation.
> Best regards, JP

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