On 27/06/2023 at 17:55, CJ Kucera wrote:
Just popping in to say that I've run into this exact problem on Debian 12 (Bookworm) as well. I'm installing onto a system with two drives in a raid1 config, so the installer presents a dialog with these choices for installing GRUB: - Enter device manually - /dev/sda (ata-VBOX_HARDDISK_VBcb2c038a-37db3d41) - /dev/sdb (ata-VBOX_HARDDISK_VB9084690a-b32386db) If choose "Enter device manually", and type in "/dev/sda", I get two statuses shown on the next progress bar: 1. running "grub-install /dev/sda" 2. running "update-grub" If I instead pick the dropdown entry for "/dev/sda", the installer skips the "grub-install" step and goes right to "update-grub," which leaves the freshly-installed OS in an unbootable state. Interestingly, if I *manually* type in /dev/sda (which installs GRUB properly) and then go back and re-install GRUB using the dropdown entry, from that point forward the dropdown selection works and I get the "grub-install" step properly.
This looks like bug #1035096 (patch available but came too late for bookworm release).