Grub instal dev/sda Fatal Error

Bug #1303268 reported by Elfy on 2014-04-06
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Grub install to sda failed.

Reporting new bug - possible dupes, many old versions of grub

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: ubiquity 2.17.10 [modified: lib/partman/automatically_partition/question]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-22.44-generic 3.13.8
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-22-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.339
Date: Sun Apr 6 09:45:58 2014
InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz.efi file=/cdrom/preseed/xubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash --
LiveMediaBuild: Xubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Daily amd64 (20140405)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: grub-installer
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
Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

You booted the installer in efi mode, but your disks are not configured for that. Boot the installer in bios mode.

Changed in grub-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Elfy (elfy) wrote :

If I booted in EFI mode - then it did it for itself.

I know I don't have EFI here and never choose to so so.

First time I booted with the stick I let it just boot and installed.

Second time I tried - I used the boot menu on my PC to choose the stick - 2 options normal and UEFI - chose normal - same end result.

Changed in grub-installer (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

Your system has efi support. You either need to disable that support, or repartition your disks to support it. If it still crashes when not using efi, then it will file a new bug with new logs, which we can then take a look at.

Changed in grub-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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