Comment 26 for bug 604335



VM with virtio boot disk /dev/vda partition (like /dev/vda1) mounted on / possibly also a partition (like /dev/vda1) on mounted on /boot and no /dev/disk/by-id directory (because of missing udev rules.)

Example Environment:

$ ls /dev/[shv]d*
/dev/vda /dev/vda1 /dev/vda2
$ ls -ld /dev/disk/by-id
ls: cannot access /dev/disk/by-id: No such file or directory


sudo dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc

If you get these error messages:

``You chose not to install GRUB to any devices. If you continue, the boot loader may not be properly configured, and when your computer next starts up it will use whatever was previously in the boot sector. If there is an earlier version of GRUB 2 in the boot sector, it may be unable to load modules or handle the current configuration file.

If you are already running a different boot loader and want to carry on doing so, or if this is a special environment where you do not need a boot loader, then you should continue anyway. Otherwise, you should install GRUB somewhere.

Continue without installing GRUB?''

Then the bug this ticket (LP: #604335) is about is present.

If you get

$ ls -ld /dev/disk/by-id
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 120 2011-06-09 16:00 /dev/disk/by-id

Plus when you run "sudo dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc" you see /dev/vda and /dev/vda1 offered as targets for installing grub2 into and do not get the above error messages then you do not have the bug.