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

Phillip Susi psusi at ubuntu.com
Mon May 9 12:55:53 UTC 2016

If you want to install in EFI mode, then you need to use GPT on the disk
you are installing Ubuntu to, and make sure it has an EFI system
partition ( this will be done automatically if you choose the automatic
install options, but you have to do it for a manual partitioned install

Of course, this will make dual booting with a bios mode Windows install
particularly difficult if it is even possible at all, therefore it is
best to stick with a bios mode install.

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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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