grub-installer didn't even run, let alone install anything

Bug #287309 reported by Michael Casadevall on 2008-10-22
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub-installer (Ubuntu)
High
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: grub-installer

Installation report:

Ubuntu Studio i386 Alternate:

Installation appeared to run normally at the very end, but grub-installer never ran, or prompted to run to install the bootloader. On the reboot, there is no grub on hd0. During installation, when tasksel came up, I selected Installation options were use the entire disk. One IDE disk, tested in QEMU. Installing grub manually resolved the issue. Casper was not installed. Installation logs attached.

Michael

Changed in grub-installer:
importance: Undecided → Critical
importance: Critical → High
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :
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If it didn't run, what's all this in syslog? This all looks quite normal as far as I can tell. Note that grub-installer doesn't prompt if there are no other operating systems on the disk.

Oct 22 00:09:01 main-menu[2669]: INFO: Menu item 'grub-installer' selected
Oct 22 00:09:01 grub-installer: info: architecture: i386/generic
Oct 22 00:09:02 grub-installer: info: Identified partition label for /dev/sda1: msdos
Oct 22 00:09:02 grub-installer: dpkg - warning: ignoring request to remove grub-pc which isn't installed.
Oct 22 00:09:07 in-target: Reading package lists...
Oct 22 00:09:08 in-target:
Oct 22 00:09:08 in-target: Building dependency tree...
Oct 22 00:09:12 in-target:
Oct 22 00:09:12 in-target: Reading state information...
Oct 22 00:09:12 in-target:
Oct 22 00:09:17 in-target: The following extra packages will be installed:
Oct 22 00:09:17 in-target: ucf
Oct 22 00:09:17 in-target: Suggested packages:
Oct 22 00:09:17 in-target: grub-doc mdadm
Oct 22 00:09:17 in-target: The following NEW packages will be installed:
Oct 22 00:09:17 in-target: grub ucf
Oct 22 00:09:21 in-target: Preconfiguring packages ...
Oct 22 00:09:21 debconf: Obsolete command TITLE Configuring ucf called
Oct 22 00:09:21 in-target: Use of uninitialized value $x in scalar assignment at /usr/share/perl/5.10/utf8_heavy.pl line 242, <GEN0> line 1.
Oct 22 00:09:21 in-target: Use of uninitialized value $x in pattern match (m//) at /usr/share/perl/5.10/utf8_heavy.pl line 243, <GEN0> line 1.
Oct 22 00:09:21 in-target: Use of uninitialized value in split at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/FrontEnd/Passthrough.pm line 68, <GEN0> line 1.
Oct 22 00:09:21 in-target: Use of uninitialized value in split at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/FrontEnd/Passthrough.pm line 68, <GEN0> line 1.
Oct 22 00:09:22 in-target: Use of uninitialized value $x in scalar assignment at /usr/share/perl/5.10/utf8_heavy.pl line 242, <GEN0> line 1.
Oct 22 00:09:22 in-target: Use of uninitialized value $x in pattern match (m//) at /usr/share/perl/5.10/utf8_heavy.pl line 243, <GEN0> line 1.
Oct 22 00:09:22 in-target: Use of uninitialized value in split at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/FrontEnd/Passthrough.pm line 68, <GEN0> line 1.
Oct 22 00:09:22 in-target: Use of uninitialized value in split at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/FrontEnd/Passthrough.pm line 68, <GEN0> line 1.
Oct 22 00:09:22 debconf: Obsolete command TITLE Configuring grub called
Oct 22 00:09:22 in-target: 0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Oct 22 00:09:22 in-target: Need to get 0B/464kB of archives.
Oct 22 00:09:22 in-target: After this operation, 1200kB of additional disk space will be used.
Oct 22 00:09:23 in-target: Selecting previously deselected package ucf.
Oct 22 00:09:23 in-target: (Reading database ...
Oct 22 00:09:23 in-target: 12442 files and directories currently installed.)
Oct 22 00:09:23 in-target: Unpacking ucf (from .../main/u/ucf/ucf_3.0010_all.deb) ...
Oct 22 00:09:23 in-target: Moving old data out of the way
Oct 22 00:09:24 in-target: Selecting previously deselected package grub.
Oct 22 00:09:24 in-target: Unpacking grub (from .../grub_0.97-29ubuntu44_i386.deb) ...
Oct 22 00:09:25 ...

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

This issue was fixed in the openstack/freezer-web-ui 3.0.0.0b2 development milestone.

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