[Bug 1578439] Re: reinstall of ubuntu grub failed to install on drive sda
David C. Findlay
davidcfindlay at gmail.com
Mon May 9 17:04:12 UTC 2016
Before I carried out the install I checked to see if there was a newer
bios for my motherboard and there was.
Updated it and then carried out the install from scratch using EFI mode.
The main drive C: is a 1TB SSD. but it is not seen as SDA1 but SDD1 so
the install i=of grub failed again.
I installed a program called boot-repair and ran it.
This allowed me to tell system to use SDD1 to install grub2 on.
This it did and system is now working fine.
I can now duel boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
Thanks for your help.
David C. Findlay.
On 9 May 2016 at 13:55, Phillip Susi <psusi at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> 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:
> 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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reinstall of ubuntu grub failed to install on drive sda
Status in grub-installer package in Ubuntu:
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
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
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)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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