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grub-customizer wont start on Fedora 28 Workstation

asked 2018-05-02 06:15:16 -0500

Netzmeister gravatar image

Hi to All Yesterday I upgraded successful my workstation to Fedora 28 (GNOME). When I start grub-customizer, I'm getting the following error:

*** initializing (w/o specified bootloader type)…
* reading partition info… /usr/include/c++/8/bits/basic_string.h:1048: std::__cxx11::basic_string<_CharT,
_Traits, _Alloc>::reference std::__cxx11::basic_string<_CharT,
_Traits, _Alloc>::operator[](std::__cxx11::basic_string<_CharT,
_Traits, _Alloc>::size_type) [with _CharT = char; _Traits = std::char_traits<char>; _Alloc = std::allocator<char>; std::__cxx11::basic_string<_CharT,
_Traits, _Alloc>::reference = char&; std::__cxx11::basic_string<_CharT,
_Traits, _Alloc>::size_type = long unsigned int]: Assertion '__pos <= size()' failed.

I did a reinstallation and an installation from source. All time the same error. Can anybody help me to solve this problem? Thank you.

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answered 2018-05-08 23:58:06 -0500

Hi, I've found the solution by using the old rpm from fedora 27 here:

First, remove grub customizer if you have installed it by doing:

sudo dnf remove grub-customizer

Then to install the old grub customizer:

sudo dnf install "path of the downloaded grub-customizer-5.0.6-6.fc27.x86_64 file"

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That's more a work-around than a solution. If you are looking for Fedora builds of grub customizer, including the version you mention above, look here

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-05-09 09:47:14 -0500 )edit

Well, I removed grub-customizer-5.0.6-7 and installed grub-customizer-5.0.6-6 from koji. Seems to have done the trick. Grub customizer works and I'm back in business. I think I'll add an exclude= line for grub-customizer in my dnf.conf file.

Glenn gravatar imageGlenn ( 2018-05-11 20:12:40 -0500 )edit

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