[SOLVED] if it is needed for boot, then YOUR SYSTEM IS NOW UNBOOTABLE!

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Answer 2668 (100.0% helpful)

My /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf file hadn't been modified since it was installed.
It specified devices by /dev/sda1, /dev/sda3 etc, so I figured it was just complaining that I wasn't using the UUID system of identifying drives.

Therefore, I backed up the system remotely, rebooted it, and it came back up fine.

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