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    I cloned a disk with Clonezilla. As Suse now use /dev/disk/by-id/ annoyance, I edit fstab and menu.lst to use /dev/sda instead.
    I searched a few forums, and this is supposed to fix the booting problem.
    The PC has only one disk so sda is it.
    BTW I notice the partitions have no LABEL. Some other distros use this system for fstab, and cloning disks is so breezy, and
    handles multiple disks.
    The disk has structure: sda1=swap, sda2=/ and sda3=/home
    So I edit fstab and menu.lst to agree with this.
    Still no bootee. GRUB will lauch Suse - I get the splash screen, but progress bar remains a small dot until some messages spew forth.
    One is "resume device /sda1 not found (ignoring)"
    Later it collapses thus:
    Could not find /dev/root
    want me to fall back to /dev/disk/by-id/model-serial-number-huge-string
    So what else needs changing?
    There are 3 other files which contain the /dev/disk/by-id/ gibberish
    /boot/grub/device.map
    /etc/sysconfig/bootloader
    /etc/init.d/boot.multipath

    Or else can I change the by-id to the "edd-int13_dev80" format instead?
    Points to same disk, but avoids the model and serial number disease.
    Does Suse cope with that?

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    Default Re: clone no boot although edited fstab and menu.lst

    Have you taken the backup and restored to the disk or done a disk-disk cloning?

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    Default Re: clone no boot although edited fstab and menu.lst

    On 2014-01-19 09:56, retspeej wrote:
    > I cloned a disk with Clonezilla. As Suse now use /dev/disk/by-id/
    > annoyance, I edit fstab and menu.lst to use /dev/sda instead.
    > I searched a few forums, and this is supposed to fix the booting
    > problem.


    You also need to recreate initrd.

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    Default Re: clone no boot although edited fstab and menu.lst

    You can use labels you just have to define them yourself. And tell the installer to use them.

    Also you did not say what openSUSE version 13.1 uses grub 2 and no longer uses a menu.lst file

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