just a few notes, to those that are admin on dev2.
Do not .... I repeat .. Do not reboot the box. It will not come up
again unless rebooted using ctrl+alt+delete or physically power cycling
After the upgrade from Maverick to Natty the upgrade of grub to 1.99rc1
is nothing but a disaster.
On this particular hardware (IBM xServer 345), the box will not handle
soft-reboot, it will not handle boot by UUID for whatever reason and it
screwed the graphics chip when booting until i forced grub to initialize
All in all, I don't get how Ubuntu could have released a new version of
a distribution intended for servers with a Release Candidate of
something as critical as grub, when there was known issues (which can be
found in the Ubuntu Forums and there's a bug on some of this stuff).
Arggh ... Rant end.