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jstanek

grub-probe fails while running boot-update

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I installed Funtoo yesterday, and while configuring grub, boot-update failed while running. The specific error message was:

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 * Generating config for grub...

 * ERROR : /usr/sbin/grub-probe  --device auto --target=abstraction

 * Did not complete successfully.

After running grub-probe manually, it returned the error:

grub-probe: info: cannot open `/boot/grub/device.map': No such file or directory.
grub-probe: error: failed to get canonical path of udev.

Has this problem been experienced before? Or is my system misconfigured?

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I wonder if perhaps your kernel is not set up to read the particular drive you are using?  I had a similar experience recently setting up a friend's computer, don't remember all the details but it was something like what you are getting and that was the issue.

Using something like systemrescuecd of course, it's set up generically to work with anything.

Best guess...

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Yeah, I ran grub-install beforehand. I figured out the problem though. I have /boot on a separate partition and it wasn't being automatically mounted (which I didn't check beforehand), so grub-probe obviously couldn't find the device map, and that's why it was bombing out. :P

 

Note to self: don't make silly mistakes!

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Note to self: don't make silly mistakes!

 

Psshawww, I write myself this note every day ;)  Do not worry, we all make silly mistakes.  What's important is how you handle them and you did very well :)

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