VMs end up without grub installed
bill at ca-zephyr.org
Wed Apr 21 09:12:02 CEST 2021
Between working through getting dirinstall to build Xen VMs and upgrades
to FAI I appear to have broken FAI PXE builds and could use some help.
The FAI server is a Ubuntu 18.04 system with a Buster nfsroot. The
Ubuntu system has FAI 5.9.4 and the Buster nfsroot is 5.10.1. The
Ubuntu host is at 5.9.4 because the newer version of FAI uses a shell
command not available in Ubuntu 18.04. (Don't remember exactly which
one right now and I want to get this note in the mail.)
What I am seeing is the that everything on the build goes fine until
GRUP_PC/10_setup. 10_setup exists with error status of 1. The
resulting system does not boot, well, boots to a blank screen. Looking
at the system I see that /boot/grub/ does not contain a grub.cfg.
The grub package that is in my packages configuration is grub-pc.
The 10_setup script is setting debconf-set-selections in /target
and then running dpkg-recongfigure grub-pc. When I do this manually
the command returns without creating a grub.cfg. Maybe this should
So, if someone has seen a similar problem please let me know how you
solved the issue. Otherwise, I would appreciate a couple pointers
for things I should be looking at.
Thanks in advance,
Bill MacAllister <bill at ca-zephyr.org>
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