Re: ubuntu 12.04 LTS how to avoid GRUB update
stsiol at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jan 13 10:12:13 UTC 2016
On Wed, 13/1/16, Petter Adsen <petter at synth.no> wrote:
Subject: Re: ubuntu 12.04 LTS how to avoid GRUB update
To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
Cc: "Spyros Tsiolis" <stsiol at yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Wednesday, 13 January, 2016, 10:14
On Wed, 13 Jan 2016
08:05:47 +0000 (UTC)
Spyros Tsiolis <stsiol at yahoo.co.uk>
> 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
> 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
> 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
> What I
would like to do is "tell" the system to ignore
> 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
>> 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.
Hi Peter and thank you for your reply.
Yes, I've "unchecked" the GRUB2 package but synaptic chokes on
other packages that (from what it seems) are needed by the system.
I can post the actual message if you want me to . ..
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