After installing Kubuntu Netbook and reboot boot to a grub rescue prompt

Bug #560410 reported by Jonathan Jesse on 2010-04-11
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

Downloaded the Kubuntu Netbook beta 2 and after a reboot am sent to a grub rescue prompt

tags: added: iso-testing

Figured out hte problem, the installer selected my SD card instead of my SSD
drive as the first location to install to... When I started the netbook
with the SD card in it, received a grub error. Please mark this bug as
invalid

On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 9:00 PM, Ubuntu QA Website
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> ** Tags added: iso-testing
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> After installing Kubuntu Netbook and reboot boot to a grub rescue prompt
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> Downloaded the Kubuntu Netbook beta 2 and after a reboot am sent to a grub
> rescue prompt
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Ariel Faigon (ariel.faigon) wrote :

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 final over the network (from Karmic to Lucid)

After the upgrade, it wouldn't reboot.

Screen says:

   Entering rescue mode...
   Error: the symbol 'grub_puts_' not found
   grub rescue> _

Searching the web for this, it looks that others have seen this too. e.g:
   http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9220371

More data:
This is a desktop, not a netbook.

I have two internal SATA disks (/dev/sda is the main one, /dev/sdb used for backup only). No Windows (or any other OS), only Linux. I have been running ext4 and grub2 in Karmic.
It may be that the install got confused between the two disks.

I managed to recover after booting from an older Karmic DVD and reinstalling grub on my main disk by following this:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1467514

HTH

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