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Old 01-17-2010, 10:05 PM   #1
replica9000
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Grub fails to install on Debian


I'm trying to install Debian SID from a network install disk. Everything goes fine until it's time for the Grub installation.

http://www.replica9000.bizland.com/l...n-grub-001.png
OK, seems normal so far. I usually turn down Grub 2 anyway.

http://www.replica9000.bizland.com/l...n-grub-002.png
OK, this is new. I'm not sure what belongs here.

http://www.replica9000.bizland.com/l...n-grub-003.png
Still new, but I'm assuming this is just for extra options...

http://www.replica9000.bizland.com/l...n-grub-004.png
So wait... Even though I turned down Grub 2, I am now forced to upgrade???

http://www.replica9000.bizland.com/l...n-grub-005.png
Moving on... Seems straight forward...

http://www.replica9000.bizland.com/l...n-grub-006.png
Seems normal....

http://www.replica9000.bizland.com/l...n-grub-007.png
Epic fail on Grub installation... Wonder if it has anything to do with that empty line pictured in snapshot 2...


Anyone have any idea what's going on here, or how to fix it?
 
Old 01-18-2010, 12:47 AM   #2
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Hya,

What kind of error message do you get?

Is your target disk bootable?

Happy Penguins!
 
Old 01-18-2010, 11:19 AM   #3
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Hya,

What kind of error message do you get?

Is your target disk bootable?

Happy Penguins!
Target disk is bootable, only error I get is:
Unable to configure GRUB
Executing 'update-grub' failed.
This is a fatal error.
 
Old 01-18-2010, 11:55 PM   #4
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It seems that grub does save to the MBR, but fails to create a configuration file to use. After I manually created one, grub works...
 
  


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