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#1 2012-07-20 15:54:00

blacksheep
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[SOLVED] Couldn't find /mnt/boot/grub/menu.lst

During installation step 7 (Install bootloader), I get the error message:

Title: "No grub?"
Msg: "Error: couldn't find /mnt/boot/grub/menu.lst. Is GRUB installed?"

All previous steps succeeded. Network is correctly configured.

I selected GRUB as my bootloader in an earlier step. I found a similar thread here and followed those steps in another TTY. I got the following:
#~ pacman -S grub
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/etra.db: Failed to open ...
(same message for core.db, community.db, four times each).

This is a net install on i686 architecture. I verified both md5 and sha1 sums after downloading. I am installing on VirtualBox. I am following the advice from this post and using a VHA. I did not do any special configuration for it. Should I have?

Sorry for asking such a noob question... sad

Last edited by blacksheep (2012-07-23 11:47:40)

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#2 2012-07-20 17:01:58

Pacopag
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Re: [SOLVED] Couldn't find /mnt/boot/grub/menu.lst

Same problem here.  I jumped the gun and basically reproduced this thread (sorry to admin).  I think this has something to do with the recent switch from grub to grub2 (since I don't think grub2 uses menu.lst).  I'll poke around and let you know what I come up with (but don't get your hopes up, I'm no linux guru at all).

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#3 2012-07-20 17:24:01

Pacopag
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Re: [SOLVED] Couldn't find /mnt/boot/grub/menu.lst

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#4 2012-07-20 18:22:08

blacksheep
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Re: [SOLVED] Couldn't find /mnt/boot/grub/menu.lst

This is a really helpful wiki entry, thanks for helping me out. However, I ran into problems when I followed the instructions. After I configured the network and mounted all the right components, I chrooted. I then upgraded pacman's db, and tried to sync. Didn't work. Specifically on this command:

pacman -Syy

I also cannot ping any devices on my network in the chroot jail. However when I exit the chroot jail, I can ping any device on my network. What could be causing this?

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#5 2012-07-20 19:27:10

guelfi
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Re: [SOLVED] Couldn't find /mnt/boot/grub/menu.lst

Did you copy your /etc/resolv.conf to the mounted partition before chrooting? Not doing so breaks the network inside the chroot.

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#6 2012-07-20 19:43:44

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Registered: 2011-09-12
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Re: [SOLVED] Couldn't find /mnt/boot/grub/menu.lst

Grub is no longer in the repos, which is why this is breaking most likely. New installation media is coming soon to fix issues like this.

I suggest using syslinux instead.

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#7 2012-07-20 20:14:08

blacksheep
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Re: [SOLVED] Couldn't find /mnt/boot/grub/menu.lst

guelfi wrote:

Did you copy your /etc/resolv.conf to the mounted partition before chrooting? Not doing so breaks the network inside the chroot.

Yup, I feel stupid. This solved my issue. tyvm

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#8 2012-07-20 22:10:26

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Re: [SOLVED] Couldn't find /mnt/boot/grub/menu.lst

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