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

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Thu Nov 6 08:56:46 UTC 2014


On Wed, Nov 05, 2014 at 04:47:06PM +0000, Adam Funk wrote:
> 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.
> 
> Ok!
> 
> $ 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
> done
> 
> 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?

Yes.

$ ls -l /usr/sbin/update-grub*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  64 Spa 15 15:28 /usr/sbin/update-grub
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  11 Spa 16 12:49 /usr/sbin/update-grub2 -> update-grub
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 241 Rgp 16  2011 /usr/sbin/update-grub-gfxpayload

> > 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.

Yes.

Marius Gedminas
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