[SATLUG] UUID gone wrong

Howard Haradon hharadon at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 19:53:26 CDT 2010

Hi,  another tale of user error: OK, I add a nice new
drive to my system and then clone the old main partition
to a bigger partition on the new drive.  Now the new
SATA partition-1 is a clone of the old ide partition-1, and
I also tell Clonezilla to clone over the MBR of the old drive to the
new SATA drive.  BTW, Clonezilla worked great.

On the first boot after cloning I adjust the BIOS to boot
from the new SATA drive, but find that it just stalls
with no GRUB screen.  Now I reset the BIOS to boot
from the old ide drive, and the boot goes just fine with
not system problems.  Later I shut down and reboot
using the same old setup.  Now I notice some clicking
sounds that tell me that the new SATA drive is active.
I play around with some disk tools and find that there
are 2 schools of thought regarding what is what with
my 2 drives.  The new drive is active and is really
accessible as sda1.

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes (old drive)
Disk /dev/sdb: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes

df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1             126G   17G  103G  15% /  (new drive)

/dev/sda1 on / type ext2 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro)

Nothing for /dev/sdb1 so it's not mounted, right?

Not according to fsck:
sudo fsck -y /dev/sdb1
/dev/sdb1 is mounted.
WARNING!!!  Running e2fsck on a mounted filesystem may cause
SEVERE filesystem damage.
Do you really want to continue (y/n)? no

So with this confusion I shut down cleanly and reboot
with a Puppy CD.

Booting with a Puppy CD, here is what blockid finds:
# blkid
/dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop1: UUID="b4ff483a-013a-4b4c-bdc9-d0766a447287" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/sda1: UUID="8f467a7b-4aa0-42e0-899c-59d240badee8" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/sda2: TYPE="swap"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="8f467a7b-4aa0-42e0-899c-59d240badee8" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/sdb2: TYPE="swap" UUID="10facf90-dc05-4ce8-aa28-af68a3f32ef8"
/dev/sdb3: UUID="1c86c0ea-9382-4c4b-8e7f-452bbf7b150c" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/sdb4: UUID="4b2d938a-650c-4a47-af1e-931311979027" TYPE="ext2"

Note that the UUIDs for sda1 and sdb1 are the same, and they
match just what is in /etc/fstab for /dev/sda1.

I am hoping that some one can help me straighten this out.

I am grateful for your help,  Howard
Howard Haradon
San Antonio, TX  USA

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