Back button disabled in configuration during 9.10->10.04 upgrade

Bug #573358 reported by Connor Imes on 2010-05-01
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grub2 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: grub2

While upgrading from 9.10->10.04, I was prompted to configure grub-pc. I was unclear about selecting a device to install grub to since it was already installed in Karmic. After click forward, I saw the attached screenshot and realized I needed to select a device. But, the Back button was disabled - it was not clear that if I left the checkbox unchecked and clicked Forward, it would take me back to the previous screen.

Needless to say I had a moment of panic thinking that I wouldn't be able to boot my system after the upgrade completed. Please provide a better explanation in the debconf window to help prevent confusion when users fail to select a device to install to. Thanks.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: grub-pc 1.98-1ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-21.32-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-21-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat May 1 19:08:12 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
SourcePackage: grub2

Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :
Maarten Kossen (mpkossen) wrote :

I can second this (for 10.04 -> 10.10, and a 10.10 upgrade). I just had to reinstall an Ubuntu VM because the 'Back' button was disabled and my boot loader got messed up. It's utterly annoying, especially for something so simple.

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