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bug #37129: grub-install (1.99) fails with a 126 error code

Submitted by:  Yann <yannubuntu>
Submitted on:  Fri 17 Aug 2012 07:06:15 AM UTC  
Category: InstallationSeverity: Major
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Software Error
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: Rik
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: 
Release: otherReproducibility: Every Time
Planned Release: None

Sun 03 Nov 2013 04:58:09 AM UTC, comment #1:

This was a bad free in mdraid code in old version.

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Fri 17 Aug 2012 07:06:15 AM UTC, original submission:

Originaly posted at https://bugs.launchpad.net/grub/+bug/1037922

The user (Rik = rufn) reported this problem:
- Just before the problem appeared: Rik is not certain what he was doing but he may have disconnected a second hdd, he now only has one drive connected and had 2 earlier. He also installed the latest updates.
- Then: the system failed to boot and gave message "unknown filesystem grub ???"
- Attempt of GRUB repair: Rik ran Boot-Repair (from a Boot-Repair-Disk), and selected the recommended repair, which tried to reinstall GRUB via chroot into the installed Ubuntu (log: http://paste.ubuntu.com/1149152 ).

As we can see in the log:
- grub-install failed (MBR still points to sda6 when it should point to sda1)
- grub-install returned a 126 error code

Yann <yannubuntu>


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