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Re: Bug#402157: debian-installer: Bad apt command for grub on AMD64

On Fri, Dec 08, 2006 at 06:55:15PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Friday 08 December 2006 17:57, Eddy Petri??or wrote:
> > > Grub fails to install on AMD64, when I check the virtual console the
> In short, we need to find out _why_ grub failed here.
> Bob: Could you try to reproduce the error?

Hi Frans, 

I had the same problem when I installed Etch on amd64 pre RC1.  I
included that error in my installation report.  

I got around it by booting the install again and running rescue mode and
installing grub from the menu.  That worked fine.  

I think, but am not sure, the problem wasn't that the grub package
wasn't installed but rather that it didn't end up in the MBR.  I could
be wrong since the AMD installs packages in the blink of an eye (instead
of the rotation of the earth as on my 486).  

It was a daily build sometime after beta3 before RC1.  netinst.iso on a
USB stick hd-media.  I did not have the installer get updates from the
network but just to use packages on the iso.

Hardware is an AMD Athlon 3800+ on an Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe with one 1 GB
strip of Kingston 800 DDR2, dual 80 GB Seagate SATA drives in an LVM on
raid1 (md0 for /boot, md1 as PV for vg0, LVs for everything else).
After install, added lines to the menu.list file so that menu items are
added to allow booting from both sda and sdb and grub installed on both
MBRs.  It works great (since the MB has a boot menu, I can choose which
MBR to boot).


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