bugGNU GRUB - Bugs: bug #59480, error: locale file not found


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bug #59480: error: locale file not found

Submitted by:  Radoslav <rado84>
Submitted on:  Wed 18 Nov 2020 12:49:49 PM UTC  
Category:  Booting Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Software Error
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Open Release: 
Release:  other Reproducibility:  Every Time
Planned Release:  None

Wed 18 Nov 2020 12:49:49 PM UTC, original submission:  

Until yesterday I had a GTX 1050 Ti installed. Then I bought and installed GTX 1660 Ti and this is where the weird stuff began. When 1050 is installed everything is OK. But with 1660 grub first look like the attached screenshot. 1 or 2 seconds pass and then the actual grub menu appears where I can choose an operating system to boot.
I'm using Linux for 4 years and have never seen Bulgarian text in the grub menu which is why this error puzzles me. On top of that it's looking for a file extension 'gmo', not 'mo'.

In order to be sure in the error I removed the 1660 Ti and installed 1050 Ti back into the computer, then booted the system. This error didn't show up. I put back the 1660 Ti and the error returned. My best guess is that this is some kind of a grub2 error but what causes it (other than changing video cards) I have no idea.

Grub version is:
[rado@arch]: ~>$ search grub
core/grub 2:2.04-8 [installed]

P.S. I tried some crude fix which worked for a while. But only for a while. I took the file uk.mo, renamed it to bg.gmo and put it back in /boot/grub/locale. At first it seemed to work and the error didn't appear anymore but then somehing else happened - the grub menu explanation (the one that describes how to use arrows to select an OS) became in something similar to a Russian language but not exactly Russian. So I removed the fake bg.gmo file, the description reverted back to English and the error about missing bg.gmo file returned.

My system information just in case you need it:

[rado@arch]: ~>$ sysinfo
 OS: Arch Linux
 Kernel: x86_64 Linux 5.9.8-arch1-1
 Uptime: 43m
 Packages: 1219
 Shell: bash
 Resolution: 1920x1080
 DE: Cinnamon 4.6.7
 WM: Muffin
 WM Theme: Mint-Y-Brownish-v4.4_for-Cinnamon_by-rado84 (Cinnamox-Rhino)
 GTK Theme: Mint-Y-Brownish-v4.4_for-Cinnamon_by-rado84 [GTK2/3]
 Icon Theme: Humanity-Dark
 Font: Noto Sans Bold 10
 Disk: 830G / 1,5T (58%)
 CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 @ 8x 3.4GHz [28.0°C]
 GPU: GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
 RAM: 2156MiB / 32032MiB

Radoslav <rado84>


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