grub-install does not override config

Bug #1048385 reported by [mrs_sheep]
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grub2 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I played around with my grub-configuration ( /etc/grub.d/ ) - very stupid, I know - and broke it completely. See here, "alloc magic is broken"

I then started to reinstall grub from a live CD (more or less with sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda ).

This did not change anything and after playing around a while I checked the grub.conf and saw that the old error still remained.
It turned out that though reinstalling it would use the old configuration (the broken one.)

I'd suggest grub-install to ask the user whether to override or to back it up. (and .bak to the files does NOT work)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: grub2 (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-29.46-generic 3.2.24
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-29-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu12
Architecture: amd64
CheckboxSubmission: 236a6ecab42f5f00606cd37059f07dc1
CheckboxSystem: 5a5f83b1a22238119772e525a902a417
Date: Sun Sep 9 15:48:43 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
SourcePackage: grub2
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-26 (136 days ago)

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[mrs_sheep] (mrs-sheep) wrote :
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Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

This is by design; it is update-grub, not grub-install that is responsible for generating the config file.

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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