Ubuntu

grub-probe: error: not a directory

Reported by Nils Marving on 2009-12-10
266
This bug affects 45 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub2 (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: grub2

I just updated packages using Synaptic, nothing special...

ProblemType: Package
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Dec 10 17:55:05 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: linux-image-2.6.31-16-generic 2.6.31-16.53
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-16.52-generic
SourcePackage: grub2
Title: package linux-image-2.6.31-16-generic 2.6.31-16.53 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-16-generic x86_64

Nils Marving (marvingnils) wrote :
summary: - package linux-image-2.6.31-16-generic 2.6.31-16.53 failed to
- install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned
- error exit status 1
+ grub-probe: error: not a directory
Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Triaged
eival (dallascowboy1) wrote :

i had this issue yesterday too, the only workaround was to uninstall grub2 and install grub(1) then i was able to restart properly.

the exact steps i took was first

use Synaptic to uninstall grub (complete removal)

then i used terminal code

sudo apt-get install grub

sudo grub-update (not sure if necessary but ran it anyways)

then i used the Boot repair tool

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install boot-repair-ubuntu

then access it thru System > Administration > Boot repair

follow directions and it was successful and i was able to restart with no issues.

dino99 (9d9) on 2013-05-04
tags: added: lucid
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