grub install failed fatal error

Bug #884604 reported by Humplebert on 2011-11-01
104
This bug affects 24 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub-installer (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Sai Loi

Bug Description

tried to install to a dual-boot system, windows 7 on sda and ubuntu 11.10 on sdb

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: ubiquity 2.8.7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.287
Date: Mon Oct 31 23:46:17 2011
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Humplebert (humplebert) wrote :

Exception during installation:
Oct 31 23:46:13 ubuntu plugininstall.py: Traceback (most recent call last):
Oct 31 23:46:13 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1641, in <module>
Oct 31 23:46:13 ubuntu plugininstall.py: install.run()
Oct 31 23:46:13 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 55, in wrapper
Oct 31 23:46:13 ubuntu plugininstall.py: func(self)
Oct 31 23:46:13 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 199, in run
Oct 31 23:46:13 ubuntu plugininstall.py: self.configure_bootloader()
Oct 31 23:46:13 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 955, in configure_bootloader
Oct 31 23:46:13 ubuntu plugininstall.py: "GrubInstaller failed with code %d" % ret)
Oct 31 23:46:13 ubuntu plugininstall.py: InstallStepError: GrubInstaller failed with code 1
Oct 31 23:46:13 ubuntu plugininstall.py:

tags: added: installer-crash
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Oct 31 23:42:29 ubuntu grub-installer: info: Installing grub on '/dev/sdb5'
Oct 31 23:42:29 ubuntu grub-installer: info: grub-install supports --no-floppy
Oct 31 23:42:29 ubuntu grub-installer: info: Running chroot /target grub-install --no-floppy --force "/dev/sdb5"
Oct 31 23:42:29 ubuntu grub-installer: /usr/sbin/grub-setup: warn: Attempting to install GRUB to a partitionless disk or to a partition. This is a BAD idea..
Oct 31 23:42:29 ubuntu grub-installer: /usr/sbin/grub-setup: warn: Embedding is not possible. GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists. However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..
Oct 31 23:42:34 ubuntu grub-installer: /usr/sbin/grub-setup: error: cannot read `/grub/core.img' correctly.
Oct 31 23:42:34 ubuntu grub-installer: error: Running 'grub-install --no-floppy --force "/dev/sdb5"' failed.

affects: ubiquity (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

Same problem here on precise, when trying to install into a partition.

Shrenik Shah (shrenik.shah) wrote :

I was trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 in dual-boot with Windows 10, where Windows is installed by default on the laptop in sda. Not sure, how to proceed.

Same problem. Trying to install Ubuntu 19.10 along side Windows and Ubuntu 18.04. Device to install boot loader:
1. Failed. Separate 500MB drive "/dev/sda2" for "/boot" while root on "/dev/sda7" and Device to install boot loader "/dev/sda2"
2. Failed. Default "/boot". Roor on "/dev/sda7" and Device to install boot loader "/dev/sda"

Sai Loi (sailonekhum) on 2020-07-22
Changed in grub-installer (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Sai Loi (sailonekhum)
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