automatic update destroyed my partitions

Bug #520529 reported by erighi on 2010-02-11
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grub2 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: grub2

After automatic update GRUB tried to install itself in sda, wich is not the right disk.
I use one hardware RAID 0 for Windows and another disk for Linux. I'm using the Windows boot manager to call GRUB in the Linux disk. Also, GRUB was installed correctly in the Linux disk during install, but to do so, I had to disconnect the RAID disks.
During the update, I was using the RAID disks connected and GRUB wrote itself there. Doing so, it destroyed my Windows partition and all my valuable data. Thank you.

As a sugestion, when updating GRUB, it should ask again for the disk where it should be installed.

ProblemType: Package
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Feb 11 13:28:19 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ErrorMessage: sub-processo script post-installation instalado retornou estado de saída de erro 1
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
Package: linux-image-2.6.31-19-generic 2.6.31-19.56
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-19.56-generic
SourcePackage: grub2
Title: package linux-image-2.6.31-19-generic 2.6.31-19.56 failed to install/upgrade: sub-processo script post-installation instalado retornou estado de saída de erro 1
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-19-generic x86_64

erighi (righi-eduardo) wrote :
erighi (righi-eduardo) wrote :

There is a way to revert this? Does it save the previous MBR anywhere so I can restore it? HELP!!!!

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