Comment 42 for bug 391044

I'm not sure why this bug was marked as invalid. It is reported and confirmed by several people. It is also an issue that exists in the new grub2 that did not exist previously. I have installed many versions of ubuntu on many, many different computers, and had never previously seen a boot fail with a fresh install like this. Further, grub-install /dev/sda and dpkg-reconfigure do not work for everybody. Even if they did, this should not be expected for users to simply boot their systems (which will not boot anyway for the first time except in skilled hands).

tarek : )