Preseeded mini.iso fails to install grub

Worth, Kevin kevin.worth at
Mon Nov 12 18:09:45 GMT 2007

Attached is the file /var/log/installer/syslog which I am assuming is the same thing. Note this was installed using my workaround of adding grub to the list of packages to install, but it did still give me the warning about not installing, but when I hit "Continue" it worked fine.

-----Original Message-----
From: Colin Watson [mailto:cjwatson at]
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2007 9:20 AM
To: Worth, Kevin
Cc: ubuntu-installer at
Subject: Re: Preseeded mini.iso fails to install grub

On Fri, Nov 09, 2007 at 11:59:59PM -0000, Worth, Kevin wrote:
> Anyone have an idea why the following preseed fails to install grub? I
> am using the current 7.04 mini.iso. I started with
> and modified to my needs. The message I get is
>       The grub package failed to install into /target/...(followed by
> an explanation about
>       how this is bad)
>       GRUB installation failed. Continue anyway?
>       Go Back  Yes No

Could you post /var/log/syslog from the installer, please? You can extract it using the "Save debug logs" item from the installer main menu.

(I suspect you may have failed to deal with the Release signature properly, but the syslog should confirm or deny that.)


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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