GRUB failed to install #! Statler [a workaround]

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http://crunchbanglinux.org – hey guys, sorry if this has been asked and answered already.  if so, maybe someone can point me to the thread.  i've googled for hours on the subject and searched these forums.  i'm not finding an answer on my own.i'm trying to install Statler on my Asus EEE 1000 from USB.  everything is going smooth until it tries to install GRUB.  i get:'GRUB installation failedthe 'grub-pc' package failed to install into /target/.  without the GRUB boot loader, the installed system will not boot.i've read things like, apt isn't updating g (HowTos)