[Bug 1054323] Re: Server Installer fails at 'grub install dummy' in EFI mode

Launchpad Bug Tracker 1054323 at bugs.launchpad.net
Mon Sep 24 20:55:14 UTC 2012

This bug was fixed in the package grub-installer - 1.78ubuntu3

grub-installer (1.78ubuntu3) quantal; urgency=low

  * Fix incorrect test for whether to bind-mount /sys (LP: #1054323).
 -- Colin Watson <cjwatson at ubuntu.com>   Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:37:10 +0100

** Changed in: grub-installer (Ubuntu Quantal)
       Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released

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  Server Installer fails at 'grub install dummy' in EFI mode

Status in “grub-installer” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in “grub-installer” source package in Quantal:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  Release: Ubuntu 12.10 Server amd64 Edition, September 21st daily build

  grub-efi-amd64-bin amd64 2.00-5ubuntu3 [746 kB]
  grub-efi-amd64 amd64 2.00-5ubuntu3
  grub-efi amd64 2.00-5ubuntu3 
  grub-installer 1.78ubuntu2

  The 12.10 server installer crashes at what appears to be the grub-
  install phase on PowerEdge hardware running in EFI mode.   This is
  seen on both 11G and 12G systems.

  Steps to Reproduce:

  1) Kick off an installation of 64-bit Ubuntu 12.10 server in EFI mode

  2) Follow all the installation steps and prompts.

  Actual Results:

  At the grub-install phase, the system attempts to install the
  bootloader, but, fails to do so claiming that "grub install dummy" has

  Expected Results:

  grub installation completes along with the rest of the server OS.

  Non-EFI installations work fine.

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