[Bug 812503] Re: grub-installer fails on machine with many disks
Launchpad Bug Tracker
812503 at bugs.launchpad.net
Tue Jul 10 23:38:45 UTC 2012
Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.
** Changed in: grub-installer (Ubuntu)
Status: New => Confirmed
You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu
Foundations Bugs, which is subscribed to grub-installer in Ubuntu.
grub-installer fails on machine with many disks
Status in “grub-installer” package in Ubuntu:
I'm trying out installing an oneiric prerelease on a machine that has
a few local disks and is also currently attached to an empty disk
Grub-installer has a few problems in this setup:
- The first is that it doesn't work with device names that overflow past a single character identifier (/dev/sdXX instead of /dev/sdX).
- The other is it doesn't choose the correct device to install grub onto, and hence the machine doesn't boot after installing without installing grub manually. It tries /dev/sda, which is somewhere in the array rather than one of the local drives. I'd prefer to preseed 'd-i grub-installer/bootdev', but grub-installer doesn't check whether this has been set before deciding to use /dev/sda.
I've attached a patch that fixes both of these problems (at least for
me), and results in a bootable system post-install.
To manage notifications about this bug go to:
More information about the foundations-bugs