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I am using AWS EC2 instance with Ubuntu 10.04 installed on it. I start with the instace which has its root partition at /dev/sda1. Later I want to attch a new EBS volume at /dev/sdb1 and want to get rid of the volume at /dev/sda1.

I then want to reboot the instance so that after the reboot the instance starts using the volume at /dev/sdb1 as its root partition and I can delete the volume at /dev/sda1.

Can anyone please tell me what commands I need to execute for this.

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  1. Reconfigure GRUB for the new boot partition:

    info grub

    The GRUB configuration file is /boot/grub/menu.lst. Backup that file.

  2. Backup your /etc/fstab and change it to reflect the changes:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fstab

  3. Reboot.

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