ubuntu 12.04 LTS how to avoid GRUB update‏

Petter Adsen petter at synth.no
Wed Jan 13 08:14:32 UTC 2016

On Wed, 13 Jan 2016 08:05:47 +0000 (UTC)
Spyros Tsiolis <stsiol at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> Hello all,
> About three years ago, I decided to migrate a clients' installation
> from Windows XP to ubuntu 12.04.
> A brief description of the installation : an ubuntu server 14.04 LTS
> X64 on an HP Blade running on top of VMware and for the clients, all
> PCs are transformed from Hard Disk Bloatware (XP) to being used as
> thin clients.
> The thin clients, use (through PXE) ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
> I never had a problem with the installation; It works fine day in day
> out. Heck I don't even have to tell the clients to shutdown in case I
> perform the Ubuntu updates; whether that be the Ubuntu server on the
> blade or the actual thin-client software that updates regularly.
> Here's my problem though.
> These last days, when the system fetches out to the internet to get
> the updates, it comes up with grub2 update which doesn't apply for
> the thin clients since they boot from the network and there are no
> hard drives in them.
> I searched a lot of pages on the net ; however I cannot find a
> fitting solution.
> What I would like to do is "tell" the system to ignore Grub2 update
> and get on with the rest of the updates. However, the system
> complains that it cannot do that and refuses to update.
> Can someone point me to the right direction ?
> thank you all for your patience and time,

Have you tried to put a hold on the package? See the man page for
apt-mark for details.

If grub isn't used at all, you could also just remove the package.


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