Bug#540125: grub-pc: upgrade renders system unbootable

Felix Zielcke fzielcke at z-51.de
Thu Aug 6 05:57:38 UTC 2009

Am Donnerstag, den 06.08.2009, 10:24 +1000 schrieb Jayen:
> Package: grub-pc
> Version: 1.96+20090725-1
> Severity: critical
> Justification: breaks the whole system
> I know On i386-pc (and amd64), the grub package never updates the installed 
> version of GRUB automatically.  However, this has rendered the system 
> unbootable for me twice now.  I know I'm running something unstable, but users 
> should NOT be expected to know how to fix an unbootable system.  There should 
> at least be a debconf question of whether to run grub-install.
> The error I'm getting is "Unknown command: initrd" similar to #513592 and 
> #497791 (and probably others).

Uhm we have already a debconf prompt for running grub-install.
Currently it gets shown when core.img exists and the package is
upgraded. But in SVN we changed it now that it gets shown when there are
no grub-legacy files in /boot/grub and core.img exists, i.e. no check if
the package gets upgraded.

Felix Zielcke
Proud Debian Maintainer

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