[arch-devops] Unexpected grub failure on orion

Jelle van der Waa jelle at vdwaa.nl
Thu Jun 11 21:57:17 UTC 2020

Hello all,

After updates on orion and a reboot we had a boot failure with the
following error message. It is unknown what caused this, but grub was
also updated:

[2020-05-18T19:18:52+0000] [ALPM] upgraded grub (2:2.04-5 -> 2:2.04-7)

The grub error:

symbol `grub_file_filters` not found

When trying to grub-install with the latest grub package it fails and
results into the following bug FS#63656

We downgraded grub to grub-2:2.02-8-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz from archive.org,
to get a package listing you can use the handy url. [2]

This raised the question of grazzolini whether we should continue using
a partionless btrfs setup and as we are about to setup a new
orion.archlinux.org this might be relevant :)

I wonder if the new box also has UEFI already and if we should switch
away from grub? (although I think all our vps'es use grub)

[1] https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/63656
[2] https://archive.org/download/archlinux_pkg_grub



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