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    GRUB fails to install, again

    Maybe an uninitialized variable in GRUB leads to random failures to install? Or could there be some QEMU fault (did this in a VM)? It was a basic near default install. I chose UTC time zone and use whole disk w/o LVM.

    http://phil.ipal.org/ubuntu-12.04-server-grub-fail.png

    I'm re-running it now.

    Update:

    It looks like a repository issue ...
    Code:
    Jun 11 16:29:21 anna[6379]: DEBUG: retrieving grub-installer 1.68ubuntu5
    Jun 11 16:29:21 anna[6379]: DEBUG: retrieving grub-mount-udeb 1.99-21ubuntu3
    Jun 11 16:35:48 in-target:   iw grub-pc grub-efi-amd64 grub-efi-ia32 grub lilo
    Jun 11 16:42:47 in-target:   kernel-patch-badram memtest86 grub-pc grub-legacy mtools spell ssh-askpass
    Jun 11 16:47:43 main-menu[304]: INFO: Menu item 'grub-installer' selected
    Jun 11 16:47:43 grub-installer: info: architecture: amd64/generic
    Jun 11 16:47:49 in-target:   multiboot-doc grub-emu xorriso desktop-base
    Jun 11 16:47:49 in-target:   grub-common libfreetype6 os-prober
    Jun 11 16:47:50 in-target: Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:47:50 in-target: Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:47:50 in-target: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/grub2/grub-common_1.99-21ubuntu3.1_amd64.deb  Hash Sum mismatch
    Jun 11 16:47:51 in-target:   multiboot-doc grub-emu xorriso desktop-base
    Jun 11 16:47:51 in-target:   grub-common libfreetype6 os-prober
    Jun 11 16:47:51 in-target: Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:47:52 in-target: Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:47:52 in-target: Get:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:47:52 in-target: Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:47:52 in-target: Get:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:47:52 in-target: Get:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:47:53 in-target: Get:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:47:53 in-target: Get:8 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:47:53 in-target: Get:9 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:47:53 in-target: Get:10 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:47:53 in-target: Get:11 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:47:53 in-target: Get:12 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:47:53 in-target: Get:13 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:47:53 in-target: Get:14 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:47:53 in-target: Get:15 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:47:53 in-target: Get:16 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:47:53 in-target: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/grub2/grub-common_1.99-21ubuntu3.1_amd64.deb  Hash Sum mismatch
    Jun 11 16:47:54 grub-installer: info: Identified partition label for /dev/sda1: msdos
    Jun 11 16:47:55 grub-installer: dpkg: warning: there's no installed package matching grub
    Jun 11 16:47:55 grub-installer: dpkg: warning: there's no installed package matching grub-legacy
    Jun 11 16:47:55 grub-installer: dpkg: warning: there's no installed package matching grub-efi
    Jun 11 16:47:55 grub-installer: dpkg: warning: there's no installed package matching grub-efi-amd64-bin
    Jun 11 16:47:55 grub-installer: dpkg: warning: there's no installed package matching grub-efi-amd64
    Jun 11 16:47:55 grub-installer: dpkg: warning: there's no installed package matching grub-efi-ia32-bin
    Jun 11 16:47:55 grub-installer: dpkg: warning: there's no installed package matching grub-efi-ia32
    Jun 11 16:48:03 in-target:   grub-common grub-gfxpayload-lists grub-pc-bin grub2-common libfreetype6
    Jun 11 16:48:03 in-target:   multiboot-doc grub-emu xorriso desktop-base
    Jun 11 16:48:03 in-target:   grub-common grub-gfxpayload-lists grub-pc grub-pc-bin grub2-common
    Jun 11 16:48:04 in-target: Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:48:05 in-target: Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:48:05 in-target: Get:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:48:05 in-target: Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:48:05 in-target: Get:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:48:05 in-target: Get:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub2-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [94.3 kB]
    Jun 11 16:48:05 in-target: Get:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-pc-bin amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [861 kB]
    Jun 11 16:48:08 in-target: Get:8 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-pc amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [140 kB]
    Jun 11 16:48:08 in-target: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/grub2/grub-common_1.99-21ubuntu3.1_amd64.deb  Hash Sum mismatch
    Jun 11 16:48:08 grub-installer: info: Calling 'apt-install grub-pc' failed
    Jun 11 16:49:43 main-menu[304]: (process:21805): chroot: can't execute 'grub-probe': No such file or directory
    Jun 11 16:49:43 main-menu[304]: (process:21805): chroot: can't execute 'grub-probe': No such file or directory
    Jun 11 16:49:43 main-menu[304]: WARNING **: Configuring 'grub-installer' failed with error code 1
    Jun 11 16:49:43 main-menu[304]: WARNING **: Menu item 'grub-installer' failed.
    Jun 11 16:49:56 main-menu[304]: INFO: Menu item 'grub-installer' selected
    Jun 11 16:49:56 grub-installer: info: architecture: amd64/generic
    Jun 11 16:49:57 in-target:   multiboot-doc grub-emu xorriso desktop-base
    Jun 11 16:49:57 in-target:   grub-common libfreetype6 os-prober
    Jun 11 16:50:02 in-target: Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:50:03 in-target: Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:50:03 in-target: Get:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:50:03 in-target: Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:50:03 in-target: Get:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:50:03 in-target: Get:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:50:03 in-target: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/grub2/grub-common_1.99-21ubuntu3.1_amd64.deb  Hash Sum mismatch
    Jun 11 16:50:04 in-target:   multiboot-doc grub-emu xorriso desktop-base
    Jun 11 16:50:04 in-target:   grub-common libfreetype6 os-prober
    Jun 11 16:50:04 in-target: Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:50:05 in-target: Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:50:05 in-target: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/grub2/grub-common_1.99-21ubuntu3.1_amd64.deb  Hash Sum mismatch
    Jun 11 16:50:05 grub-installer: info: Identified partition label for /dev/sda1: msdos
    Jun 11 16:50:05 grub-installer: dpkg: warning: there's no installed package matching grub
    Jun 11 16:50:05 grub-installer: dpkg: warning: there's no installed package matching grub-legacy
    Jun 11 16:50:05 grub-installer: dpkg: warning: there's no installed package matching grub-efi
    Jun 11 16:50:05 grub-installer: dpkg: warning: there's no installed package matching grub-efi-amd64-bin
    Jun 11 16:50:05 grub-installer: dpkg: warning: there's no installed package matching grub-efi-amd64
    Jun 11 16:50:05 grub-installer: dpkg: warning: there's no installed package matching grub-efi-ia32-bin
    Jun 11 16:50:05 grub-installer: dpkg: warning: there's no installed package matching grub-efi-ia32
    Jun 11 16:50:08 in-target:   grub-common grub-gfxpayload-lists grub-pc-bin grub2-common libfreetype6
    Jun 11 16:50:08 in-target:   multiboot-doc grub-emu xorriso desktop-base
    Jun 11 16:50:08 in-target:   grub-common grub-gfxpayload-lists grub-pc grub-pc-bin grub2-common
    Jun 11 16:50:08 in-target: Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:50:09 in-target: Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:50:09 in-target: Get:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:50:09 in-target: Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:50:09 in-target: Get:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main grub-common amd64 1.99-21ubuntu3.1 [2,066 kB]
    Jun 11 16:50:09 in-target: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/grub2/grub-common_1.99-21ubuntu3.1_amd64.deb  Hash Sum mismatch
    Jun 11 16:50:10 grub-installer: info: Calling 'apt-install grub-pc' failed
    Jun 11 16:50:14 main-menu[304]: (process:22190): chroot: can't execute 'grub-probe': No such file or directory
    Jun 11 16:50:14 main-menu[304]: (process:22190): chroot: can't execute 'grub-probe': No such file or directory
    Jun 11 16:50:14 main-menu[304]: WARNING **: Configuring 'grub-installer' failed with error code 1
    Jun 11 16:50:14 main-menu[304]: WARNING **: Menu item 'grub-installer' failed.
    Last edited by Skaperen; June 11th, 2012 at 05:57 PM.
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    Re: GRUB fails to install, again

    Where are you aiming grub at, are you using the something else option and making sure it is the mbr?

    Is it a ext4 partitioning setup?

    I have not used qemu, but I don't think it is for full installs, not sure though, I use oracles virtualbox.





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    Re: GRUB fails to install, again

    Quote Originally Posted by wilee-nilee View Post
    Where are you aiming grub at, are you using the something else option and making sure it is the mbr?

    Is it a ext4 partitioning setup?

    I have not used qemu, but I don't think it is for full installs, not sure though, I use oracles virtualbox.
    There was no option to "aim". It's wherever the installer does it. The filesystem is whatever the installer chooses when the default "use whole disk" is chosen (I selected the one without LVM).

    It has worked many times before. See my update in my original post. It seems to be downloading grub packages, getting bad ones, and of course the installer cannot install the bootloader in place if the package isn't installed.

    Update:

    It appears to be using ext4.
    Last edited by Skaperen; June 11th, 2012 at 07:03 PM. Reason: update
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    Re: GRUB fails to install, again

    It is working now. It failed three times in a row before this latest test. It would be nice if someone knew if this was really a bad package file in the repository that was subsequently fixed.
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