[Bug 1578439] Re: reinstall of ubuntu grub failed to install on drive sda

Phillip Susi psusi at ubuntu.com
Fri May 6 02:06:12 UTC 2016

You are trying to install Ubuntu in bios mode to a disk that is
partitioned using GPT.  You need to create a 1 mb bios_grub partition to
do this, or install in EFI mode instead.

** Changed in: grub-installer (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Invalid

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  reinstall of ubuntu grub failed to install on drive sda

Status in grub-installer package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  This was a repair install of ubuntu 15.10.
  Install had completed and system was trying to install grub2 which failed to install.
  system did not give any other error messages

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
  Package: ubiquity 2.21.37 [modified: lib/partman/automatically_partition/question]
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-16.19-generic 4.2.3
  Uname: Linux 4.2.0-16-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu3
  Architecture: amd64
  CasperVersion: 1.365
  Date: Thu May  5 00:49:39 2016
  InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz.efi file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity quiet splash ---
  LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: grub-installer
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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