Unable to get past the 'failed to install boot loader'

Bug #872036 reported by Bram Vaessen on 2011-10-10
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When installing Ubunto (Ubuntu 11.04 - GNOME/Unity) It fails to install the boot-loader grub. I get a window with 3 choices :either choose another partition, continue without grub, or cancel installation. But whatever I choose, the OK-button remains greyed out, so I can't click it, so it stuck at that point, only a hard reboot helps. I tried to install it on a HP proliant ML-350 server, with a raid controller Adaptec SCSI 39160.

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug report has not been filed about a specific package rather just about Ubuntu in general. Examining the contents of this report it seems that this bug is probably about ubiquity. If this seems correct to you (you can get the package description by using the command 'apt-cache show ubiquity') please change the affected package to that one by clicking the expander next to Ubuntu and filing in the Package text box. Additionally, if there are no log files included in this report it'd be helpful if you were to gather them using the command 'apport-collect 872036' in a terminal after you've assigned the bug to a package.

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tags: added: pkg-recommended
affects: ubuntu → grub-installer (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in grub-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Damiön la Bagh (kat-amsterdam) wrote :

This regression bug occurs now in 15.10 wily werewolf when installing to a NVME drive. No matter which option you choose.
another partition, continue without a bootloader or cancel installation the OK button clicks but does nothing.

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