grub-install fails with a 126 error code

Bug #1037922 reported by YannUbuntu on 2012-08-17
This bug affects 1 person
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Bug Description

Bug converted from this question:

The user (Rik = rufn) reported this problem:
- Just before the problem appeared: Rik is not certain what he was doing but he may have disconnected a second hdd, he now only has one drive connected and had 2 earlier. He also installed the latest updates.
- Then: the system failed to boot and gave message "unknown filesystem grub ???"
- Attempt of GRUB repair: Rik ran Boot-Repair (from a Boot-Repair-Disk), and selected the recommended repair, which tried to reinstall GRUB via chroot into the installed Ubuntu (log: ).

As we can see in the log:
- grub-install failed (MBR still points to sda6 when it should point to sda1)
- grub-install returned a 126 error code

YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) on 2012-08-17
description: updated
Changed in boot-repair:
status: New → Triaged
YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) on 2012-08-17
Changed in grub:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in grub:
status: Unknown → New
YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) on 2012-09-14
Changed in boot-repair:
status: Triaged → Invalid
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