Bug#591278: debian-installer: confusing questions on GRUB installation
On Sun, Aug 01, 2010 at 01:46:24PM -0400, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting Jan Heitkötter (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > I installed squeeze using the netinst iso within VirtualBox. Late in the
> > installation process there's some confusion about setting up GRUB. d-i
> > asks me whether I want to proceed without installing GRUB. If I choose
> > "No", the question plainly pop up again. If I choose "yes", d-i scans
> > for other operating systems and, after that, asks me whether GRUB should
> > be installed to MBR. From this point on, everything is fine.
> > This behaviour is rather confusing, I don't understand why it asks me
> > whether to proceed without GRUB installation in the first place.
I'm guessing that you're using the Alpha 1 netinst? This is essentially
desynchronisation between grub2 and grub-installer; I believe that
grub-installer 1.51 should fix this, so perhaps you could try with a
somewhat more current netinst (e.g.
and see if it's reproducible with that?
> All this more comes from the GRUB package(s) that are currently being
> polished by GRUB maintainers. I suggest closing the bug report as I'm
> not even sure that reassigning it to grub2 (or grub-legacy) would be
> anything but a hassle for the poor guy currently doing this (Hi
For the record it's entirely fine to reassign bugs to grub2 if that's
where they're believed to belong (although in this case grub-installer
would be more appropriate). A couple more won't make much difference.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]