grub crashed with SIGSEGV

Bug #367677 reported by Carl Karsten on 2009-04-27
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: grub

installed 9.04, won't boot: "G Hard Drive Error" - so I booted a live cd to try and diagnose.

sudo grub, get prompt
grub> root (hd0,0)
grub> kernel /vmlinuz Segmentation fault (core dumped)

tried with different devies, smaller partitions, etc - no luck:
grub> root (hd0,1)
grub> kernel /
 Possible files are: lost+found abi-2.6.28-11-gene
ric config-2.6.28-11-generic grub initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic memtest86+.bin v
mcoreinfo-2.6.28-11-generic vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic

grub> kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic Segmentation fault (core dumped)

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/sbin/grub
MediaBuild: Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" - Release i386 (20090420.1)
Package: grub 0.97-29ubuntu53
ProcAttrCurrent: unconfined
ProcCmdline: grub
 PATH=(custom, no user)
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: grub
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Title: grub crashed with SIGSEGV
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686

Carl Karsten (carlfk) on 2009-04-27
visibility: private → public
Carl Karsten (carlfk) wrote :

Installed again, this time creating a 40mb ext2 partition for /boot. now the system boots, but still crashes when runing the steps:

carl@gw42:~$ sudo grub
Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time.
       [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For
         the first word, TAB lists possible command
         completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
         completions of a device/filename. ]
grub> root (hd0,0)
root (hd0,0)
grub> kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

tags: removed: need-i386-retrace
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in grub (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

This is no more a supported version; and grub legacy upstream is also stopped, only receiving possible random fixes locally

Changed in grub (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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