Grub installs to wrong drive

Bug #1017172 reported by Elfy on 2012-06-24
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Installing 12.10 Xubuntu daily.

Choose install to whole drive, picked sdc.

Grub installed into sdb - on reboot newly installed system not booting. Grub from previous 12.04 in sda used.

(if of any help a bootscript attached )

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: ubiquity 2.11.6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-1.1-generic 3.5.0-rc3
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-1-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.2.5-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.318
Date: Sun Jun 24 16:05:34 2012
InstallCmdLine: initrd=/ubninit file=/cdrom/preseed/xubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash -- BOOT_IMAGE=/ubnkern
LiveMediaBuild: Xubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha i386 (20120624)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Elfy (elfy) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

The logs indicate it was installed to sdc:

Jun 24 15:00:06 xubuntu grub-installer: info: Installing grub on '/dev/sdc'
Jun 24 15:00:06 xubuntu grub-installer: info: grub-install supports --no-floppy
Jun 24 15:00:06 xubuntu grub-installer: info: Running chroot /target grub-install --no-floppy --force "/dev/sdc"
Jun 24 15:00:12 xubuntu grub-installer: Installation finished. No error reported.
Jun 24 15:00:12 xubuntu grub-installer: info: grub-install ran successfully

affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu) → grub-installer (Ubuntu)
Changed in grub-installer (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Elfy (elfy) wrote :

Ok - got that wrong.

However - on reboot it booted into the system that has grub installed in sda.

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