problems upgrading 14.04 to 14.10 (configuration failures in sysv-rc & grub packages)

Adam Funk a24061 at
Wed Nov 5 16:47:06 UTC 2014

On 2014-11-05, Peter Smout wrote:

> For extra piece of mind I'd run;
> sudo update-grub
> Just to give me a list of installed systems on that machine, make sure 
> that the current kernel, recovery mode & memtest are ALL listed before I 
> rebooted.


$ sudo update-grub
Generating grub configuration file ...
Warning: Setting GRUB_TIMEOUT to a non-zero value when GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT is set is no longer supported.
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-24-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-24-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-39-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-39-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.elf
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin

According to uname, I'm running 3.16.0-24 now.

I noticed my system also has an update-grub2 command (which I haven't
tried), & 'dpkg -i' lists the following installed grub packages:

ii  grub-common           2.02~beta2-15 amd64
ii  grub-gfxpayload-lists 0.6           amd64
ii  grub-pc               2.02~beta2-15 amd64
ii  grub-pc-bin           2.02~beta2-15 amd64
ii  grub2-common          2.02~beta2-15 amd64

Is that normal?

> As you had a grub error in your earlier post it might be worth 
> downloading boot repair 

I think the grub error was just caused by the other unrelated
package's config script failing.

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