Bug#540125: grub-pc: grub still not installed

Robert Millan rmh at aybabtu.com
Tue Aug 25 23:58:21 UTC 2009

On Thu, Aug 06, 2009 at 11:04:10PM +0200, Michal Suchanek wrote:
> Package: grub-pc
> Version: 1.96+20080724-16
> Severity: normal
> Currently my system is unbootable, probably due to a grub upgrade.
> It says "you have to load a kernel first" or something like that when I
> use the boot menu for my current kernel.
> dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc does not install grub, at least it does not
> show any question about installing it and does not print any message
> about doing so.
> The config is unusable even when loaded from a grub trunk rescue CD. I
> have to load the kernel manually for the system to boot.
> The option to chainload from menu.lst is not very useful. I do not have
> the grub legacy installed anymore.
> I wonder how people are supposed to upgrade from grub legacy. The
> menu.lst file is not going to disappear by itself, and if grub is not
> going to be installed when this file is present then you have to install
> it manually and upgrades will break it.

What happens if you comment out the "search" commands?  (all of them)

And if you add "insmod linux" at the beginning of grub.cfg?

Robert Millan

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