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Month: June 2015

Re: [trinity-users] sid 64bit live cd looses grub

From: David Hare <davidahare@...>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:49:20 +0100
On 25/06/15 09:58, Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
>> Looks like there's a bug :-) I just tried exegnu64_devuan_20150624.iso in virtualbox, grub does not get installed.
> Sorry, forgot the offending line from installer_errors.log:
> /usr/sbin/grub-install: /usr/sbin/grub-install: cannot execute binary file
>   Nik

Thanks Nik! The log info is exactly what was needed. Thanks also Robert 
and kanenas.

"/bin/bash" is used in the installer's grub-install lines 1068, 1075, 
1119 .. but this seems to have stopped working in recent grub versions.

Removing "/bin/bash" from those lines of /usr/bin/exegnu-installer 
should fix the problem. You could copy it to userspace then edit and run 
it from there.

It will take till tomorrow morning to test this and post a fixed ISO 
(upload restrictions). Till then you could either edit exegnu-installer 
or try the alternative "refracta-installer" in the system menu.

> for a spoiled non geek it is a bit of "work in
> progress"...
> good luck,

As is TDE itself and Devuan, both still awaiting an official release for 

I won't speculate on the systemd-related bug count in current mainstream 
Debian "Stable" because I no longer use it. They never supported TDE anyway.