Bug 975800 - Theme error after upgrading to latest grub2
Summary: Theme error after upgrading to latest grub2
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub2
Version: 19
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 975813 977962 (view as bug list)
Depends On: 962004 974667
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Reported: 2013-06-19 11:33 UTC by Stephen Gallagher
Modified: 2013-07-03 03:29 UTC (History)
13 users (show)

Fixed In Version: grub2-2.00-23.fc19
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2013-07-03 03:29:24 UTC
Type: Bug

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Photo of grub error (757.56 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-06-19 11:33 UTC, Stephen Gallagher
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Description Stephen Gallagher 2013-06-19 11:33:46 UTC
Created attachment 762879 [details]
Photo of grub error

Description of problem:
After upgrading to the latest grub2 package in the stable repository, I now experience an error loading theme files in GRUB2 (see attached photo). Setting urgency to low because the system *does* continue to boot after this.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Reboot computer

Actual results:
Error messages appear for several seconds before timing out and presenting the text-based GRUB2 screen

Expected results:
No error messages expected. Ideally, GRUB2 should continue using the theme that was in use prior to upgrade.

Additional info:
I upgraded from grub2-2.00-18.fc19.x86_64

Comment 1 Adam Williamson 2013-06-19 15:31:25 UTC
This is well known, and there really isn't much we can practically speaking do about it. (c) 2013 pjones

Comment 2 Adam Williamson 2013-06-21 19:26:27 UTC
actually, -21 should address this to some degree, so setting ON_QA. I think it will only work for 'fresh' updates from F18 to F19, though, if you already went through -19 and/or -20, I think you're stuffed unless you manually install grub2-starfield-theme .

Thu Jun 20 2013 Peter Jones <pjones> - 2.00-21 - Fix obsoletes to pull in -starfield-theme subpackage when it should.

Comment 3 Will Woods 2013-06-24 14:47:55 UTC
*** Bug 975813 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Adam Williamson 2013-06-26 19:07:32 UTC
On a clean F18 -> F19 fedup using F19 Final RC2 upgrade.img and repos, I didn't get grub2-starfield-theme , just grub2-2.00-22.fc19.x86_64 . Not sure why not.

Comment 5 Kalev Lember 2013-06-30 10:58:41 UTC
Looks like it's missing epoch in the newly added obsoletes.

Obsoletes:	grub2 <= 2.00-20%{?dist}

Should instead be:

Obsoletes:	grub2 < 1:2.00-21

Comment 6 mwp.junk 2013-07-02 02:00:06 UTC
I had this problem as well, but I worked around it by modifying /etc/default/grub with the following change:


then issuing: sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

What's interesting is that the Starfield theme is the default grub 2 theme and not a Fedora theme. The Fedora 19 release notes mention the grub 2 theme was changed to promote a more seamless boot experience. So, did the Fedora 19 release intend to remove all theme support? Because, the old F18 grub 2 theme was removed during fedUp, but nothing was put in its place.

Comment 7 Adam Williamson 2013-07-02 04:38:41 UTC
That applies to fresh installs of F19, not upgrades.

Fresh installs of F19 do not get a graphically themed grub at all, they get a console mode grub. We don't tinker with grub2.cfg on upgrade, though, so upgraded systems keep whatever was the default from the Fedora release they started out as.

grub2-starfield-theme is intended to be installed on upgrades to F19, but due to the bug mentioned in comment #5, that is not currently happening.

Thanks, Kalev - setting back to ASSIGNED for pjones to correct the issue. Or I may do it, since I hear he's on vacation.

Comment 8 Kamil Páral 2013-07-02 08:28:41 UTC
*** Bug 977962 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2013-07-02 18:41:10 UTC
grub2-2.00-23.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2013-07-03 03:29:24 UTC
grub2-2.00-23.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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