Fixing grub-probe error: Couldn’t find PV, check your

Today I was getting this error when installing a new kernel on a server running Debian:

/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: Couldn't find PV pv2. Check your

The error can be reproduce by running the update-grub command.

The day before, a new RAID disk was added to this server, so I suspected this could be the cause. The file /boot/grub/ contained a reference to the first RAID disk as (hd0) but did not contain a reference to the new RAID disk. I ran

# ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/

to find out which SCSI ID referred to sdb (the new RAID disk), and then added the following line to

(hd1) /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-3600304800087c4f015fb4f2e4cc7a8e5

Now installing the new kernel works fine!