Comment 17 for bug 439784

Well this bug still affects me after every unclean shutdown (karmic ubuntu 32-bit, fully upgraded) as of today and with
grub (1.97~beta3-1ubuntu8) installed.
Workaround: when grub loads and the menu is seen, press e and delete the 2 rows:
save_env recordfail

Then normal boot with cntr-x.
After the system is up just hit reboot and the system runs OK.