My problem begins with an upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.02 LTS. As part of this I received several error messages about not being able to remove old kernels.
When first booting into 14.02, I checked everything was ok by running
sudo apt-get autoremove, the same errors appeared.
Following a guide online, I ran the following:
sudo apt-get purge grub-common sudo apt-get install grub-pc
The first operation succeeded, removing grub from my pc. The second operation failed with the following:
Creating config file /etc/default/grub with new version Installing for i386-pc platform. Installation finished. No error reported. Generating grub configuration file ... Warning: Setting GRUB_TIMEOUT to a non-zero value when GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT is set is no longer supported. Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-54-generic Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-54-generic Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-44-generic Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-44-generic Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-40-generic Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-40-generic Adding boot menu entry for EFI firmware configuration cat: /video.lst: No such file or directory /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of `'. No path or device is specified. Usage: grub-probe [OPTION...] [OPTION]... [PATH|DEVICE] Try 'grub-probe --help' or 'grub-probe --usage' for more information. dpkg: error processing package grub-pc (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 64 Errors were encountered while processing: grub-pc E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I have tried numerous fixes for this, most of which are documented here. I created a LiveCD before removing
grub-common, so I have access to my old partition and can
chroot into it.
But when running
update-grub the same error appears, I also cannot run
dpkg --configure -a without this occurring.
boot-repair to get a boot summary for my machine, which is a 2 HDD rig with dual boot on the first drive (
/dev/sda1 and my
Ubuntu partition (also boot) on
Please help me fix this and I promise I won't touch my Ubuntu install ever again. :-)