[Bug 1048385] Re: grub-install does not override config
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Sun Sep 9 20:56:50 UTC 2012
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grub-install does not override config
Status in “grub2” package in Ubuntu:
I played around with my grub-configuration ( /etc/grub.d/ ) - very
stupid, I know - and broke it completely. See here, "alloc magic is
I then started to reinstall grub from a live CD (more or less with
sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda ).
This did not change anything and after playing around a while I checked the grub.conf and saw that the old error still remained.
It turned out that though reinstalling it would use the old configuration (the broken one.)
I'd suggest grub-install to ask the user whether to override or to
back it up. (and .bak to the files does NOT work)
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: grub2 (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-29.46-generic 3.2.24
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-29-generic x86_64
Date: Sun Sep 9 15:48:43 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-26 (136 days ago)
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