I installed ubuntu server 10.04 on a PC with two HD drives 500 GB each. I used raid1 to provide data protection.
After the installation has completed, the system did not boot properly. I got the following error message:
ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/$UUID does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
I tried the following scenarios:
1- Installing the /boot partition on a mirrored device /dev/md0.
2- Installing the /boot partition without raid1.
3- Installing the system without raid at all.
I got the same error in cases 1 and 2. However, the system booted as it should do in case 3.
Any idea what could cause such a problem? Can't I install ubuntu server on these HD drives with raid1?