grub-install defaults to /dev/mmcblk0

Bug #1480703 reported by benes83 on 2015-08-02
This bug affects 13 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

grub-install defaults to /dev/mmcblk0 over /dev/sda. This causes the installation to fail on laptops that have an sd card. It should prefer /dev/sda, even if there is a sd card present.

benes83 (benjamin-esser) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in grub-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
MartinL (landa-martin) wrote :

I have same problem with asus transformer book t100 when installing Ubuntu 15.10 amd64. Is there any solution or workaround? Thanks!

Phillip Susi (psusi) on 2017-05-11
Changed in grub-installer (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
status: Confirmed → Triaged
summary: - grub-install /dev/mmcblk0 failed. this causes the installation to be
- completely stop
+ grub-install defaults to /dev/mmcblk0
description: updated
tags: added: id-5a8dfbdb300ac355da9c0012
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