View Full Version : [ubuntu] missing upgrade-from-grub-legacy

July 31st, 2010, 01:08 PM

I am trying to upgrade to grub2 on Ubuntu 8.04 following the procedure in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2
Everything went fine, I accepted the chainloading of grub2 to test it first, and now I have to install it.
The script is upgrade-from-grub-legacy but it is not installed on my system!?
It should be a part of grub-pc package but it is not!

$ dpkg -L grub-pc|grep bin

grub-pc version is the latest one for Hardy Heron

robert@rjurinac1:~$ dpkg -l grub-pc
| Status=Not/Installed/Config-f/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/t-aWait/T-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
+++-========================-========================-================================================== ==============
ii grub-pc 1.96+20080203-1ubuntu2 GRand Unified Bootloader, version 2 (PC/BIOS version)

Checking on packages site on file list for this package it doesn't contain upgrade-from-grub-legacy script

Checking file list for karmic grub-pc package, shows that it contains the script.

So did anybody tried to upgrade using the script from some other version, or used some other way to upgrade to grub2?



July 31st, 2010, 04:13 PM
this is how i have done it:

- boot the distro i want to install grub2 (grub-pc) on
- remove menu.lst
- open synaptic, search "grub" and remove/purge every installed package found
- install grub-pc and grub-common on the distro mbr when asked (/dev/sdx, where x is the mbr: a or b or c or ...)

that it