I'm upgrading an old laptop from 12.04 to 12.10, but during the process I'm getting some errors relating to the grub upgrade. After some Googling I found a suggestion to purge grub and reinstall the packages. On install, this time grub prompted me to choose the install device:
GRUB install devices: [ ] /dev/sda (64023 MB; TOSHIBA_THNSNC064GMMJ) [ ] /dev/sdb (64023 MB; TOSHIBA_THNSNC064GMMJ) [ ] /dev/dm-5 (35145 MB; isw_bdegajgjcj_Volume0)
This machine has a ~35G partition with Ubuntu on, and a larger partition with Windows on.
df gives me:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/isw_bdegajgjcj_Volume0p5 33G 24G 7.5G 76% / udev 1.8G 12K 1.8G 1% /dev tmpfs 726M 1016K 725M 1% /run none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock none 1.8G 2.2M 1.8G 1% /run/shm grub-mount 33G 24G 7.5G 76% /var/lib/os-prober/mount /dev/mapper/isw_bdegajgjcj_Volume0p3 78G 65G 13G 85% /media/ACAEBDA1AEBD648C /dev/mapper/isw_bdegajgjcj_Volume0p2 100M 25M 76M 25% /media/System Reserved
So I picked
/dev/dm-5. But that gives me the error:
GRUB failed to install to the following devices: /dev/dm-5
On another grub devices post I found someone asking for the output of
sudo parted -l, so here's mine: https://gist.github.com/tfountain/e1a56e9d1a76ef2f8406 . Should I be selecting one of the other install devices (one of which I assume is my Windows partition?) Why does the parted output list so many partitions?