no floppy in the drive crashed installer (grub-install fd0)

Bug #77857 reported by Amir on 2007-01-03
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub-installer (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Installing 6.10 on a USB hard disk and making the floppy drive the bootable drive (grub)

I forgot to put a floppy disk in the drive fd0 and installer crashed which out asking me to insert one.

"We're sorry; the installer crashed. Please file a new bug report at https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+filebug (do not attach your details to any existing bug) and a developer will attend to the problem as soon as possible. To help the developers understand what went wrong, include the following detail in your bug report, and attach the files /var/log/syslog and /var/log/partman

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/ubiquity/install.py", line 1404, in ?
    install.run()
  File "/usr/share/ubiquity/install.py", line 385, in run
    self.configure_bootloader()
  File "/usr/share/ubiquity/install.py", line 1163, in configure_bootloader
    raise InstallStepError(
InstallStepError: GrubInstaller failed with code 1"

Amir (amir-far) wrote :
Amir (amir-far) wrote :
Henrik Nilsen Omma (henrik) wrote :

Hi. Does it work perfectly if a floppy is in place?

Changed in ubiquity:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed

yes, I does work , I mean it writes some stuff on the floppy and then tells
me the installation is finished successfully or some message like that.

But , in my case (installing Ubuntu on a USB Hard Drive with a motherboard
that can not boot from USB which makes me use floppy), after booting from
the floppy that was prepared by Ubuntu installer, I get an error , "grub
error...." This could be totally different issue and not related to this
bug.

Amir

On 1/9/07, Henrik Nilsen Omma <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Hi. Does it work perfectly if a floppy is in place?
>
> ** Changed in: ubiquity (Ubuntu)
> Status: Unconfirmed => Confirmed
>
> --
> no floppy in the drive crashed installer (grub-install fd0)
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/77857
>

Changed in ubiquity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in ubiquity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
tags: added: ubiquity-1.2.5
tags: added: edgy

Exception during installation:
Jan 3 14:55:59 ubuntu python: Traceback (most recent call last):
Jan 3 14:55:59 ubuntu python: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/install.py", line 1404, in ?
Jan 3 14:55:59 ubuntu python: install.run()
Jan 3 14:55:59 ubuntu python: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/install.py", line 385, in run
Jan 3 14:55:59 ubuntu python: self.configure_bootloader()
Jan 3 14:55:59 ubuntu python: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/install.py", line 1163, in configure_bootloader
Jan 3 14:55:59 ubuntu python: raise InstallStepError(
Jan 3 14:55:59 ubuntu python: InstallStepError: GrubInstaller failed with code 1
Jan 3 14:55:59 ubuntu python:

tags: added: installer-crash
affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu) → grub-installer (Ubuntu)
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