grub wouldn't install

Bug #1154910 reported by sonnettie on 2013-03-14
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
High
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Bug Description

wouldn't install grub after I accidentally tried to install on a partition(sda5 with boot flag) instead of the MBR as i didn't want my laptops recovery info lost i.e. hold f11 or 0 when power on to reinstall windows or backups etc, but obviously i cant do that so then I tried to change it back but it kept refusing to install but i got it by sudo grub-install /dev/sda. I did notice some driver errors flash up while this sent but regarding Nvidia but ill see when i reboot

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: ubiquity 2.10.23
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-36.57-generic 3.2.35
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-36-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.1
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.315
Date: Thu Mar 14 01:42:25 2013
InstallCmdLine: initrd=/casper/initrd.gz file=/cdrom/preseed/backbox.seed boot=casper quiet splash vga=791 -- BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz
LiveMediaBuild: BackBox Linux 3.0
MarkForUpload: True
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_GB.UTF-8
 TERM=unknown
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

sonnettie (sonnettie) wrote :

Exception during installation:
Mar 14 01:42:08 backbox plugininstall.py: Traceback (most recent call last):
Mar 14 01:42:08 backbox plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/install_misc.py", line 260, in start
Mar 14 01:42:08 backbox plugininstall.py: self.db.progress('START', 0, 100, self.title)
Mar 14 01:42:08 backbox plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/debconf.py", line 60, in <lambda>
Mar 14 01:42:08 backbox plugininstall.py: lambda *args, **kw: self.command(command, *args, **kw))
Mar 14 01:42:08 backbox plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/debconf.py", line 81, in command
Mar 14 01:42:08 backbox plugininstall.py: status = int(status)
Mar 14 01:42:08 backbox plugininstall.py: ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: ''
Mar 14 01:42:08 backbox plugininstall.py:

tags: added: installer-crash
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
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