Bug#553415: Halts after printing "GRUB" on MacBook Pro

Matt Kraai kraai at ftbfs.org
Sat Nov 7 02:38:35 UTC 2009


On Fri, Nov 06, 2009 at 07:30:53PM +0100, Felix Zielcke wrote:
> Am Freitag, den 30.10.2009, 19:15 -0700 schrieb Matt Kraai:
> > Package: grub-pc
> > Version: 1.97-1
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > When I upgrade grub-common and grub-pc on my MacBook Pro to 1.97-1 and
> > reboot, the system halts after printing "GRUB".  The system booted
> > successfully before upgrading from 1.97~beta4-1 and booted
> > successfully again after downgrading to 1.97~beta3-1 (I couldn't find
> > 1.97~beta4-1 at the time).
> > 
> Did you see a warning/error from the grub-install run in the postinst
> that it couldn't embed core.img?
> Please try if with 1.97-1 running grub-install --force yourself fixes
> this.
> We didn't change anything in the first stage bootcode, so this is
> probable because the core.img on the disk has changed the position but
> the MBR wasn't updated.

I'm sorry, but I can't reproduce the problem any longer.  I've
attached the log of upgrading to 1.97-1, but the system reboots fine

Matt                                            http://ftbfs.org/kraai
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Reading changelogs... Done
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 154209 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace grub-pc 1.97~beta4-1 (using .../grub-pc_1.97-1_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement grub-pc ...
Preparing to replace grub-common 1.97~beta4-1 (using .../grub-common_1.97-1_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement grub-common ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for install-info ...
install-info: warning: no info dir entry in `/usr/share/info/ispell.info.gz'
Setting up grub-common (1.97-1) ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/grub.d/10_linux ...
Setting up grub-pc (1.97-1) ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ...
Replacing config file /etc/default/grub with new version
grub-setup: warn: This GPT partition label has no BIOS Boot Partition; embedding won't be possible!
grub-setup: warn: Embedding is not possible.  GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists.  However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and its use is discouraged.
grub-setup: error: If you really want blocklists, use --force.
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found Debian background: moreblue-orbit-grub.png
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-rc5
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-rc5
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.30-2-686
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.30-2-686
File descriptor 3 (pipe:[13881]) leaked on lvs invocation. Parent PID 4500: /bin/sh
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