On Thu, May 07, 2015 at 10:26:33AM -0400, Pierre Chausse wrote: > Hi all, > > I am trying to do an apt-get upgrade which I hadn't done for a while so it > was a major update. Everything went well except that the installation > cannot complete when it reaches the stage of configuring Grub. I tried to > reboot and rerun apt-get install for the installation to complete and it > always freezes with the following: > > Setting up grub-pc (2.02~beta2-22) ... > Installing for i386-pc platform. > Installation finished. No error reported. OK, so grub (believes it) is installed correctly. > Generating grub configuration file ... > Found background image: /usr/share/images/desktop-base/desktop-grub.png > Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-3-amd64 > Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-3-amd64 > No volume groups found So grub-update hung while generating the config file. Let's assume the worst-case scenario that the config file is partially written and so is unusable. > > I tried to wait long time but it stays there. When I try to reboot it > takes forever. We can see the following message multiple times before it > reboots: > > ...: Unexpected close, not stopping watchdog! Oh, this is during the shutdown phase? This isn't (necessarily) a problem. This implies to me that you're using watchdog software (possibly from the watchdog package). When the watchdog service stops, it closes the watchdog device. The message above is just a warning saying "I've noticed that you've closed the watchdog device, but the countdown timer is still running". Now, if you're restarting the watchdog service that's not a problem, as you'll write to the device before the timeout; during normal shutdown it should also not be a problem as the watchdog should stop close enough to the actual shutdown/reboot that the watchdog won't fire. So, in other words, something else is causing you problems. Check your logs. Watch the console (if you can), for any services which are holding back the shutdown. One thing that has struck me as a possible issue. How old was the system before the update? Is it possible that you've upgraded a stable Wheezy system to a stable Jessie system? If so, please read the Release Notes for Jessie for any gotchas. > > Any idea how to fix that. > > Thanks > > Pierre > > > -- > To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org > with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact email@example.com > Archive: [🔎] firstname.lastname@example.org">https://lists.debian.org/[🔎] email@example.com > -- For more information, please reread.
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