Last night I attempted to update my PC from Debian 7, Wheezy (now old stable), to Debian 8, Jessie (now stable). On rebooting, the system broke at 0.267166 minutes into the launch telling me it can't find the hard disk. The entire operating system is on a single software RAID disk, which wasn't my first choice, spaning two 250GB hard disks in a Raid 0 system. This worked in Wheezy but is not working since I tried to update to Jessie.
The GRUB configuration is:
setparams 'Debian GNU/Linux' load_video insmod gzio if [ x$grub_platform = xxen ]; then insmod xzio; insmod lzopio; fi insmod part_msdos insmod part_msdos insmod diskfilter insmod mbraid1x insmod ext2 set root='mduuid/d9fbcc87d121184a2fb58c97c2be2174' if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint='mduuid/d9fbcc87d121184a2fb58c97c2174' 0369663c-69ae-4f58-9496-30525afc47d2 else search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 0369663c-69ae-4f58-9496-30525afc47d2 fi echo 'Loading Linux 3.16.0-4amd64 ...' linux /boot/vmlinz-3.16.0-4-amd64 root=UUID=0369663c-69ae-4f58-9496-30525afc47d2 ro quiet echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...' intrd /boot/intrd.img-3.16.0-4-amd64
To which it responds that it can't read from hd0. It then goes to the standard output (a black and white terminal) with numerous errors and debugging information including a call stack trace and the kernel panic error stating that it cannot mount the file system located at block(0,0).
What I want to know is how do I fix this issue? It would seem that the raid array is not innitialzing. And in the event that this cannot be fixed would it be better to do a fresh install for Jessie or is it not as stable as they say making it better to do a fresh install of Wheezy? If I have to do a fresh install, I won't be messing around with software RAID again.