Re: Grub cannot fit into boot record
On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 5:06 AM, Panayiotis Karabassis <email@example.com> wrote:
> On my desktop, which is running Squeeze, I tried to upgrade some
> packages to their Wheezy version. I have now reverted the upgrade, but I
> am alarmed.
> One of the packages was grub2 which was at version
> 1.98+20100804-14+squeeze1 and was upgraded to 1.99-14.
> To cut a long story short, I ended with an unbootable system. Grub
> refused to install on the MBR. I do not remember the message exactly,
> but it mentioned that the record was unusually short, and core.img could
> not fit into it. Then it told me that the only option was to use
> blocklists but that was discouraged as unreliable.
> What am I going to do when Wheezy becomes stable. This is a new computer.
I've both upgraded to and installed wheezy without a hitch so you've
either hit some local hitch or stumbled into a bug.
It'd be nice to see the actual error message...
This must be ab msdos disk. How large is the post-MBR gap? How large