Grub chooses to load the wrong kernel as default.

Bug #696041 reported by Simon Bull on 2010-12-31
This bug affects 1 person
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grub2 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: grub

Description: Ubuntu 10.10
Release: 10.10

  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 0.97-29ubuntu60
  Version table:
     0.97-29ubuntu60 0
        500 maverick/main i386 Packages

  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1.98+20100804-5ubuntu3
  Version table:
     1.98+20100804-5ubuntu3 0
        500 maverick/universe i386 Packages

What happened:
Using update manager, I updated to a newer kernel. Upon restart, GRUB chose the wrong kernel to boot from. Therefore causing Ubuntu to boot into tty with many errors. To solve this issue, I had to boot from an older kernel by pressing the 'Esc' key once I was back on the POST BIOS. Then I had to manually change the boot order by using startup manager.

What should have happened:
Upon using update manager that GRUB would select the correct kernel to boot from. (With no manual input from the user).


Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Reassigning this to the grub2 package; since your bug report shows neither 'grub' nor 'grub2' binary packages installed, you presumably are using 'grub-pc' which is grub2.

What were the new and old kernel versions in question? You may want to attach your /boot/grub/grub.cfg file to the bug report.

affects: grub (Ubuntu) → grub2 (Ubuntu)
Simon Bull (simon-d-bull) wrote :

simon@simon-desktop:~$ apt-cache policy grub-pc
  Installed: 1.98+20100804-5ubuntu3
  Candidate: 1.98+20100804-5ubuntu3
  Version table:
 *** 1.98+20100804-5ubuntu3 0
        500 maverick/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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