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grub-install — Install GRUB on a device.

Synopsis

grub-install [--modules=MODULES] [--install-modules=MODULES]

[--themes=THEMES] [--fonts=FONTS] [--locales=LOCALES]
[--compress[=no,xz,gz,lzo]] [-d | --directory=DIR]
[--grub-mkimage=FILE] [--boot-directory=DIR]
[--target=TARGET] [--grub-setup=FILE]
[--grub-mkrelpath=FILE] [--grub-probe=FILE]
[--allow-floppy] [--recheck] [--force] [--force-file-id]
[--disk-module=MODULE] [--no-nvram] [--removable]
[--bootloader-id=ID] [--efi-directory=DIR] INSTALL_DEVICE

Description

grub-install installs GRUB onto a device.  This includes copying GRUB images into the target directory (generally /boot/grub), and on some platforms may also include installing GRUB onto a boot sector.

Options

--modules=MODULES!

Pre-load modules specified by MODULES.

--install-modules=MODULES

Install only MODULES and their dependencies.  The default is to install all available modules.

--themes=THEMES

Install THEMES.  The default is to install the starfield theme, if available.

--fonts=FONTS

Install FONTS.  The default is to install the unicode font.

--locales=LOCALES

Install only locales listed in LOCALES.  The default is to install all available locales.

--compress=no,xz,gz,lzo

Compress GRUB files using the specified compression algorithm.

--directory=DIR

Use images and modules in DIR.

--grub-mkimage=FILE

Use FILE as grub-mkimage.  The default is /usr/bin/grub-mkimage.

--boot-directory=DIR

Use DIR as the boot directory.  The default is /boot.  GRUB will put its files in a subdirectory of this directory named grub.

--target=TARGET

Install GRUB for TARGET platform.  The default is the platform grub-install is running on.

--grub-setup=FILE

Use FILE as grub-setup.  The default is /usr/bin/grub-setup.

--grub-mkrelpath=FILE

Use FILE as grub-mkrelpath.  The default is /usr/bin/grub-mkrelpath.

--grub-probe=FILE

Use FILE as grub-probe.  The default is /usr/bin/grub-mkrelpath.

--allow-floppy

Make the device also bootable as a floppy.  This option is the default for /dev/fdX devices. Some BIOSes will not boot images created with this option.

--recheck

Delete any existing device map and create a new one if necessary.

--force

Install even if problems are detected.

--force-file-id

Use identifier file even if UUID is available.

--disk-module=MODULE

Use MODULE for disk access.  This allows you to manually specify either biosdisk or native disk access.  This option is only available on the BIOS target platform.

--no-nvram

Do not update the boot-device NVRAM variable.  This option is only available on IEEE1275 target platforms.

--removable

Treat the target device as if it is removeable.  This option is only available on the EFI target platform.

--bootloader-id=ID

Use ID as the bootloader ID.  This opption is only available on the EFI target platform.

--efi-directory=DIR

Use DIR as the EFI System Partition root.  This opption is only available on the EFI ta rget platform.

INSTALL_DEVICE

Install GRUB to the block device INSTALL_DEVICE.

See Also

info grub

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Wed Feb 26 2014