ubiquity says grub-install failed, but it didn't

Bug #1312475 reported by Hans109h on 2014-04-24
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
High
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Bug Description

During upgrade of installation from 13.10 to Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 grub fails to install and crashes installer

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: ubiquity 2.18.7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-24.46-generic 3.13.9
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.340
Date: Thu Apr 24 18:37:37 2014
InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz.efi file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu-gnome.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity quiet splash --
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu-GNOME 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140416.2)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Hans109h (hans109h) wrote :

Exception during installation:
Apr 24 23:37:15 ubuntu-gnome /plugininstall.py: Traceback (most recent call last):
Apr 24 23:37:15 ubuntu-gnome /plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1770, in <module>
Apr 24 23:37:15 ubuntu-gnome /plugininstall.py: install.run()
Apr 24 23:37:15 ubuntu-gnome /plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 78, in wrapper
Apr 24 23:37:15 ubuntu-gnome /plugininstall.py: func(self)
Apr 24 23:37:15 ubuntu-gnome /plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 241, in run
Apr 24 23:37:15 ubuntu-gnome /plugininstall.py: self.configure_bootloader()
Apr 24 23:37:15 ubuntu-gnome /plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1026, in configure_bootloader
Apr 24 23:37:15 ubuntu-gnome /plugininstall.py: "GrubInstaller failed with code %d" % ret)
Apr 24 23:37:15 ubuntu-gnome /plugininstall.py: ubiquity.install_misc.InstallStepError: GrubInstaller failed with code 1
Apr 24 23:37:15 ubuntu-gnome /plugininstall.py:

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

This is not a case of grub being installed to a different drive than the user intended; this is a case of grub-install succeeding and ubiquity saying it failed.

summary: - grub fails installing ubuntu 14.04
+ ubiquity says grub-install failed, but it didn't
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