Comment 42 for bug 8497

I too fear that this is going to bite more people as their hardware moves over time away from PATA. Rendering a system unbootable is pretty severe and something that many users can't recover from un-aided. And how do they get that aid if the machine is their main Internet access? Can this bug's importance be re-considered? I can't see what options there are due to Launchpad's interface, but medium seems a bit low. And is grub definitely the right package? Lastly, can we have some feedback from those in the know about what course of action is intended to get this problem resolved? Thanks.