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I've cloned a VM and now while booting it I see a message:

Trying manual resume from /dev/sda1
Invoking userspace resume from /dev/sda1
resume: libgcrypt version: 1.5.0
Trying manual resume from /dev/sda1
invoking in-kernel resume from /dev/sda1
Waiting for device /dev/disk/by-id/ata-VBOX_HARDDISK_.....-part2 to appear: ...
Could not find /dev/disk/...-part2
Want me to fall back to /dev/disk/...-part2 (Y/n)

If I press 'Y' it tries to boot again with failure, then exits to /bin/sh. If I press 'n' it exits to /bin/sh immediately.

I've read a solution here: http://diggerpage.blogspot.com/2011/11/cannot-boot-opensuse-12-after-cloning.html but I don't understand how to access files on disk to edit /etc/fstab and /boot/grub/menu.lst?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

I was able to make my system boot by doing the following:

1) Take note of the device(s) the system cannot find.

2) Answer "n" to that question. It should take you to a command prompt.

3) Run this command: cd /dev/disk/by-id

4) Run this command: ls

5) Rename all files in this folder replacing there current name with the name of the device you took note of in step 1. Ex. mv ata-VBOX_OLDNAME....-part2 ata-VBOX_HARDDISK....-part2

6) Once you have completed this type this command: exit

7) The system should boot normally.

I am still working through how this happens with OpenSUSE 11.4.

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Now I'm not facing with this problem and can not check your solution. I accept your answer, hope these steps can help in the case I described. Thank you. –  Kremchik Oct 26 '12 at 13:53
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