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Bug#610116: grub incorrectly installed when specifying empty grub-installer/bootdev

Package: installation-reports
Severity: important
Tags: d-i


While installing Debian using d-i 6.0rc1, on the "grub-installer/bootdev", I
answered by an empty value. The installation seems to go well but in fact grub
was not installed on any disk or partition. And so the reboot failed with a
blinking underscore.

I solved this issue by booting the CD in recovery mode and running "grub-
install /dev/sda". This is not an easy fix for a newbie, and I suggest to
forbid empty value for this question.



-- Package-specific info:

Boot method: CD
Image version: 6.0rc1 aka 20110106
Date: 20110115

Machine: Homemade ;)
Partitions: <df -Tl will do; the raw partition table is preferred>

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot:           [E]
Detect network card:    [O]
Configure network:      [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Install base system:    [O]
Clock/timezone setup:   [O]
User/password setup:    [O]
Install tasks:          [O]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Overall install:        [O]

Installer lsb-release:
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Debian GNU/Linux installer"
DISTRIB_RELEASE="6.0 (squeeze) - installer build 20110106"

Installer hardware-summary:
not needed

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)

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