New Kernel install adds "--no-floppy" causing no boot

Bug #426772 reported by actionparsnip on 2009-09-09
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: linux-image-2.6.31-10-generic

When installing a new kernel in Karmic, /boot/grub/grub.cfg gets an extra --no-floppy option which causes no boot stating:

unrecognised option '--no-floppy'

pressing e to edit the grub entry does not allow the deletion of the option. The offending line is:

search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 08114a27-6089-4cef-90ea-f03506cc7654

I have been edittig the file manually to remove the entry to give:

search --fs-uuid --set 08114a27-6089-4cef-90ea-f03506cc7654

but this is not hugely practical. It is also added to the recovery boot so the only way to restore operation is to boot to the live cd and mount the internal system partition to edit the file. But as soon as update-grub is ran post installation of a fresh kernel, the option will be re-added.

Please fix.

Edit:

/usr/lib/grub/grub-mkconfig_lib

and delete the instance of --no-floppy and save the file, it appears this file is used in combination with the contents of /etc/grub.d to generate /boot/grub/grub.cfg

This looks to be a duplicate of bug 391044 so I am marking it as such. Please track this issue at that report. Thanks.

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