I've been running Ubuntu from my flash drive for a while now, but due to the frequent read/write feature of the journaling system, it was excessively slow. I read about how it might be this slow running Ubuntu on my ext3/ext4 file system on my flash drive, I decided to reinstall the whole thing with ext2 instead, and trouble ensued.
It was very perculiar that it doesn't seem to have any problem running the newly installed system the first time after installation following the restart option the installer offers, but it will never successfully boot ever again. Here's what I run into instead of my Ununtu system:
ata_id: HDID_GET_IDENTITY failed for '/dev/sdb': Invalid argument Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot rags (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) - Check root= (did the system wait for the right device?) - Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev) ALERT! /dev/sdc1 does not exist. Dropping to a shell! BusyBox v1.19.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.19.3-7ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. (initramfs) cat /proc/cmdline BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic root=/dev/sdc1 ro quite splash
I suspect the problem is grub points at
/dev/sdc1, which is my flash drive for boot sequence, but somehow my computer failed to find it. Can anyone help me with this?