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Re: Grub update?

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: Grub update?
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 18:42:01 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 12:04:55PM -0400, Henry W. Peters wrote:
> Running Debian Squeeze. Just got an update, & now my terminal is hung up  
> with the following message:
> Configuring grub-pc ├──────────────────────────┐
>  │                                                                           │
>  │ which devices you'd like grub-install to be automatically run for, if
>  │ any.
>  │ It is recommended that you do this in most situations, to prevent the
>  │ installed GRUB from getting out of sync with other components such as
>  │ grub.cfg or with newer Linux images it will have to load.
>  │ If you're unsure which drive is designated as boot drive by your BIOS,
>  │ it is often a good idea to install GRUB to all of them.
>  │ Note: It is possible to install GRUB to partition boot records as well,
>  │ and some appropriate partitions are offered here.  However, this forces
>  │ GRUB to use the blocklist mechanism, which makes it less reliable, and
>  │ therefore is not recommended.
>  │ <Ok>
> No options are given, the "<Ok> " is not a real return button. I tried  
> restarting (had to give password to do so)... & then re updating, it  
> goes back to this same message & hangs up. It's been about 20 minutes  
> now... I only have two HD's. What to do?

The next screen after that should have a set of drives to select; this
has worked perfectly in my testing.  If it doesn't then that's a problem
at some other layer ...

(You may have to use Tab to get to the OK button before pressing Return,
or something.)

In any case, this isn't really a GRUB problem, but more a problem with
Debian; you should ask about it in some Debian context, perhaps

Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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