Syntax errors are detected in generated GRUB config file

Bug #1051624 reported by arpanaut
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grub2 (Ubuntu)
Confirmed
Undecided
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Bug Description

I receive this error after running 'update-grub' from a terminal and after a new kernel is installed from synaptic.
when I go to the advanced options for this particular install, the computer immediately reboots.
Also when viewing additional options from the grub menu of other installs there is an incredibly long list of lines for possible boot options.
This machine has 4 HDD with 7 different installations of Ubuntu & 1 Win XP,
1 Lucid
1 Natty
2 Precise
3 Quantal
The grub menus of the older installs have the spamed effect showing too.
will attach example.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: grub-pc 2.00-4ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-14.18-generic 3.5.3
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-14-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.5.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Sep 16 11:24:58 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha i386(20120902)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: grub2
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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arpanaut (johnmac) wrote :
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arpanaut (johnmac) wrote :

There are 20+ additional lines below what is visible.
This is from a precise install grub screen after a 'update-grub'.
This was after grub-pc ver. 2.00 was installed on 2 Quantal installations.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

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