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Thousander Club Update: July 16th

For this week’s Thousander Club update:

Game Hours: 262.25 (previous year) + 141.25 (current year) = 403.5 / 1000
Game Ideas: 616 (previous year) + 60 (current year) = 676 / 1000

Ok, so there wasn’t as much productivity as I would have liked. I was using my laptop when I realized that I needed a newer version of a piece of software and so decided to upgrade. I had heard that upgrading to Ubuntu Edgy was fraught with peril and that Feisty was safe.

Yeah, apparently not. After the upgrade, I rebooted the machine, and at the Ubuntu splash, the progress bar didn’t move. After some time, I get the following:

Check root= bootarg cat /proc/cmdline
or missing modules, devices: cat /proc/modules ls /dev
ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/38ede6ac-6b2f-44d7-a635-deab88ae9381 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

I am thrown into Busybox, and then I have to depend on Google and bug reports to figure out why I am not looking at a new Feisty install.

I learned that instead of having nice device names such as /dev/sda5, I now have a unique UUID for each partition. It sounds cool because apparently IDE drives and SCSI drives won’t be handled separately. Unfortunately, my kernel doesn’t seem to know what the heck any of the devices are. I even tried using my older kernel, and I still had the same error.

Also unfortunately, I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had much time to troubleshoot the laptop, and I definitely didn’t have much time to work on Killer Kittens. The work I did do? It’s stuck on the laptop because I was a bone-head and didn’t think that checking in my changes would be needed before doing a major upgrade from one version of Ubuntu to another.

Oh, and it’s crunch at the day job. B-(