grub-installer refuses installation to media that previously held a hybrid image

Bug #995229 reported by LeoRochael on 2012-05-05
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Bug Description

While installing Precise to a USB media that previously held an isohybrid image, installation fails with error message:

/usr/sbin/grub-setup: error: hd2 appears to contain a iso9660 filesystem which isn't known to reserve space for DOS-style boot. Installing GRUB there could result in FILESYSTEM DESTRUCTION if valuable data is overwritten by grub-setup (--skip-fs-probe disables this check, use at your own risk).

The error I got is exactly as reported on:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=655532

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: ubiquity 2.10.16
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic-pae 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic-pae i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu5
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.315
Date: Sat May 5 21:19:16 2012
InstallCmdLine: noprompt cdrom-detect/try-usb=true file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquity
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120423)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=unknown
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=pt_BR.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: grub-installer
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

LeoRochael (leorochael) wrote :
description: updated
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