Fails to rewrite grub

Bug #886853 reported by vale on 2011-11-06
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

when reinstalling ubuntu it fails to update grub

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 i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.287
Date: Sun Nov 6 11:47:02 2011
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

vale (monovale) wrote :

Exception during installation:
Nov 6 11:46:50 ubuntu Traceback (most recent call last):
Nov 6 11:46:50 ubuntu File "/usr/share/ubiquity/", line 1641, in <module>
Nov 6 11:46:50 ubuntu
Nov 6 11:46:50 ubuntu File "/usr/share/ubiquity/", line 55, in wrapper
Nov 6 11:46:50 ubuntu func(self)
Nov 6 11:46:50 ubuntu File "/usr/share/ubiquity/", line 199, in run
Nov 6 11:46:50 ubuntu self.configure_bootloader()
Nov 6 11:46:50 ubuntu File "/usr/share/ubiquity/", line 955, in configure_bootloader
Nov 6 11:46:50 ubuntu "GrubInstaller failed with code %d" % ret)
Nov 6 11:46:50 ubuntu InstallStepError: GrubInstaller failed with code 1
Nov 6 11:46:50 ubuntu

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

Nov 6 11:45:36 ubuntu grub-installer: info: Running chroot /target grub-install --no-floppy --force "/dev/sda"
Nov 6 11:45:37 ubuntu grub-installer: /usr/sbin/grub-setup: warn: This GPT partition label has no BIOS Boot Partition; embedding won't be possible!.
Nov 6 11:45:37 ubuntu grub-installer: /usr/sbin/grub-setup: error: embedding is not possible, but this is required for cross-disk install.
Nov 6 11:45:37 ubuntu grub-installer: error: Running 'grub-install --no-floppy --force "/dev/sda"' failed.

affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu) → grub-installer (Ubuntu)
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