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Re: Fwd: Grub Install Bug @Lubuntu-10.04 (Distribution Release)


Hi Mario,

there have been issues with grub and multiple hard drives, this affects all
ubuntu's (and also debian). There is a bug fix out, but that had not been
fully signed off (see Colin Watsons own comments).


<https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub2/+bug/496435>The solution
/work around does seem to be the one currently advised.

"OK, ..... it appears that having run "dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc" and making
the proper selections results in defaulting to the proper behaviour

I will however try some different scenarios as time allows, and hopefully we
can all monitor the behavior as development proceeds.

So, if this behavior stands "as-is", I'd guess reinstalling grub 2 needs to
be done with "dpkg-reconfigure" rather than "grub-install" to ensure that
the preferred behavior is saved as default.

That certainly seems simple enough."

I suggest you have a read of that bug report and try what it suggests. If
you still have a problem, then have a read on
http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=333 You are not alone, feel free
to post on there some of the guys are quite skilled in sorting this problem



On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 6:57 PM, Mario Behling <mb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Dear all,
> forwarded a bug report below.
> Best,
> Mario
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Abnormal Terminate(R) <abnormalter@xxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 12:35 AM
> Subject: Grub Install Bug @Lubuntu-10.04 (Distribution Release)
> To: Mario Behling <mb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi!
> I cannot create Bug Report, because it I put it here...
> Environment:
> 1. Using a PC, who can be uses an USB external HDD or SSD (and can be
> mounted as sdb device).
> 2. Install Lubuntu from CD to this USB HDD (as variant, install to SDHD
> Flash Card, plugged into PCs CardReader), mounted as sdb1.
> 3. Using Parted Editing manually, and put "/" for all device space
> without swap.
> Result of Install Lubuntu:
> 1. After normally ended Installation Process, my PC has the MBR on FIRST
> HDD (!!!), but I _use not_ this device for installation Lubintu, not use
> it completely!
> 2. On my PC cannot be starts none PS' File Systems without having as
> plugged External Devices because MBD find it and stooped without this
> External HDD or SDD. It has black screen only and display Diagnostic
> Message on this situation.
> Resume:
> It's stupidly situation. And who is this developer, who wrote a code for
> use as default FIRST HDD (mounted as sda) for put MBR, but loading Grub
> from SECOND HDD (mounted as sdb), if the User set up as work (loadable)
> Device SECOND HDD or other device?!
> And Setup absolutely have not any position for user's choosing about a
> Device, who can be uses as place for the Master Boot Record...
> It is absolutely abnormal situation, IMHO.
> For example, Ubuntu (or Xbuntu) Installer has an option for choosing a
> place for create MBR with choosing place for Grub too.
> Thanks for possibility of understanding.
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