package grub-pc 1.97~beta4-1ubuntu3 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

Bug #459807 reported by Katsudon on 2009-10-24
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: grub2

The system was upgraded via "aptitude dist-upgrade"; the upgrade started and I left the computer.
After I came back an hour later the terminal window was empty (no cursor, etc).
This is when probably the crash happened.

After "sudo dpkg --configure -a" the system asked me if I want to keep the modified version of the file /etc/default/grub

ProblemType: Package
AptOrdering: grub-pc: Configure
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Oct 24 16:33:42 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Package: grub-pc 1.97~beta4-1ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: grub2
Title: package grub-pc 1.97~beta4-1ubuntu3 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

Katsudon (katsudon) wrote :

I was updating my Xubuntu Karmic Beta with updater-GUI and got same kind of behavior. Details are alike with those Katsudon has experienced.

Yours

Jari J. Lehtinen
An elder PC-pro with four years experience of Ubuntu and over thirty years of computer systems

b355_etude (b355-etude) wrote :

During addition of suggested upgrades I looked at existng and new grub config lines when offered. I declined to change and the pakcage routine gave me an error screen then proceeded. I clicked on the red splash and got this invitation to report.

Nevios (daffy-duck2) wrote :

En mettant à jour mon système il m'a été proposé de mettre à jour grub avec cette version. J'ai d'abord fais plusierus "aller-retour" entre les menus pour comparer les deux versions. Puis lorsque j'ai quitté, un message m'a signalé que l'installation avait échoué.
C'est le lendemain en fermant mon gestionnaire de configuration que ce bug m'a été rapporté.

Continuous (kostas-mitropoulos) wrote :

Just applying regular updates in netbook remix on my acer aspire one...not sure what will happen if I try to reboot.

runtime (kenschutter) wrote :

This was on a new Lenovo G550 Notebook

Alex Harvey (alexharv074) wrote :

I think I had the same situation as b355_etude above.

Mario D. (spike-depillis) wrote :

I had the same problems as b355_etude. I upgraded from 9.04 to 9.10. After install I ran the update tool and was offered a choice to change the grub configuration to the developer's version or keep the current. I chose to view the differences. From the differences window I hit "cancel" thinking it would drop me back to the previous screen. Instead it went forward and but failed to complete the upgrade. Afterwards I ran "sudo dpkg --configure -a" through synaptic and this seems to have fixed it.

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