[Bug 673438] Re: update-grub: cannot restore the original directory

Chris Crisafulli itnet7 at gmail.com
Wed May 18 13:29:49 UTC 2016

@Yozen, thanks for adding that comment that was exactly what was
happening to me, as I was receiving the same described failure message.
I was attempting to run sudo update-grub from my nfs mounted home at
work. I cd'd into /tmp and re-ran the command and it completed without
any issues.

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  update-grub: cannot restore the original directory

Status in grub2 package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: grub2

  Release is Ubuntu 10.04.1 All Updates from 10. Nov. 2010

  apt-cache policy grub2

  Installed: (none) 
  Candidate: 1.98-1ubuntu7

  I don`t understand why the display is saying, that grub is not

  What happened:
  I set the GRUB_TIMEOUT=0 in /etc/default/grub and ran the command update-grub sucessfully.
  After a restart I altered the same value to 1 and tried a again to run update-grub with the failure message:
  /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot restore the original directory


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