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[bug #43379] GNU GRUB 2.02 fails to boot off an USB, producing a couple

From: Palli
Subject: [bug #43379] GNU GRUB 2.02 fails to boot off an USB, producing a couple errors instead
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 01:29:56 +0000
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                 Summary: GNU GRUB 2.02 fails to boot off an USB, producing a
couple errors instead
                 Project: GNU GRUB
            Submitted by: feveth
            Submitted on: Wed 08 Oct 2014 01:29:55 GMT
                Category: Booting
                Severity: Major
                Priority: 5 - Normal
              Item Group: Software Error
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: Feveth
        Originator Email: 
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: other
         Reproducibility: Every Time
         Planned Release: None



So, I start by setting up a Linux distribution on this 1 gig drive with
Virtualbox, and noticed an odd defect compared to other USB devices: After
install, everything else will temporarily remain on the virtual machine's list
of bootable drives until disconnected, except this one. I confirmed its
inability to boot by itself from the drive by trying it on an Aspire laptop,
resulting in the same thing. I have GRUB on another key, so it I brought up,
updated, and yes, the distro did show up, but upon attempting to boot it, it
failed (This version is far newer than the other, and is mentioned in report
summary.) and spat a couple errors: One was "error: no such device: [...}."
and the next was "error: hd2 cannot get C/H/S values." After that, it was just
press any key to continue (which went back to the GRUB menu). However, the
installer for the distro did flaunt its success at its job, and it was not the
only one that did that, and partial success was indeed confirmed by present
files and images on the device, along with a sizeable fill of space and meaty
install logs. Speficiations of things listed below for ease of reference.

Distro #1 (Not picked up by GRUB 2.02: Old.): Coreplus (latest)
Distro #2 (Picked up by GRUB 2.02 as unknown, identified correctly under
advanced options but under wrong release channel): SliTaz 4.0
GRUB used: 2.02 Beta 2 9ubuntu1
USB device: iPod Shuffle 2nd gen (With a GPT partition table through Gparted)

Any more info needed (Including entire VM) will be provided upon request.


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