no bootmaneger or bootable kernel installed on Pegasos

Bug #82869 reported by Peter Czanik on 2007-02-02
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nobootloader (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Found in the daily snapshot of Ubuntu 7.04 from 1st February.

When Ubuntu is installed on a Pegasos, there is no bootmanager installed, and no bootable kernel image is created. A a consequence, the installed system can not be booted. An information page is showed to the user, but has false information, suggests to use: 'boot hd1:7 boot/', which is a directory, not a bootable file.

Recommendation: Debian uses the 'mkvmlinuz' utility to create a bootable kernel image, combining vmlinux and initrd into one file in /boot/vmlinuz. Boot information should point to this file.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

We do try to use mkvmlinuz; it is obviously failing for you for some reason. Could you please attach /var/log/syslog from the installer to this bug? Assuming your machine is networked, you can extract it by going back to the main menu and using the "Save debug logs" item.

Changed in nobootloader:
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info
Peter Czanik (pczanik) wrote :

OK, starting a fresh install now.

Related question: are these problems related (Pegasos):
- EdUbuntu intall stops in the middle and the menu shows 'continue without a boot manager'
- EdUbuntu install stalls in the middle of creating the LTSP chroot environment, only the 'reset' button helps...

Peter Czanik (pczanik) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for nobootloader (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

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