GRUB-INSTALL

Section: System Administration Utilities (8)
Updated: November 2018
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NAME

grub-install - install GRUB to a device  

SYNOPSIS

grub-install [,OPTION/...] [,OPTION/] [,INSTALL_DEVICE/]  

DESCRIPTION

Install GRUB on your drive.
--compress=,no/|xz|gz|lzo
compress GRUB files [optional]
-d, --directory=,DIR/
use images and modules under DIR [default=/usr/lib/grub/<platform>]
--fonts=,FONTS/
install FONTS [default=unicode]
--install-modules=,MODULES/
install only MODULES and their dependencies [default=all]
-k, --pubkey=,FILE/
embed FILE as public key for signature checking
--locale-directory=,DIR/ use translations under DIR
[default=/usr/share/locale]
--locales=,LOCALES/
install only LOCALES [default=all]
--modules=,MODULES/
pre-load specified modules MODULES
--themes=,THEMES/
install THEMES [default=starfield]
-v, --verbose
print verbose messages.
--allow-floppy
make the drive also bootable as floppy (default for fdX devices). May break on some BIOSes.
--auto-nvram
only update NVRAM variables if possible. This option is only available on EFI and IEEE1275 targets.
--boot-directory=,DIR/
install GRUB images under the directory DIR/grub instead of the boot/grub directory
--bootloader-id=,ID/
the ID of bootloader. This option is only available on EFI and Macs.
--core-compress=,xz/|none|auto
choose the compression to use for core image
--disk-module=,MODULE/
disk module to use (biosdisk or native). This option is only available on BIOS target.
--efi-directory=,DIR/
use DIR as the EFI System Partition root.
--force
install even if problems are detected
--force-file-id
use identifier file even if UUID is available
--label-bgcolor=,COLOR/
use COLOR for label background
--label-color=,COLOR/
use COLOR for label
--label-font=,FILE/
use FILE as font for label
--macppc-directory=,DIR/ use DIR for PPC MAC install.
--no-bootsector
do not install bootsector
--no-extra-removable
Do not install bootloader code to the removable media path. This option is only available on EFI.
--no-nvram
don't update the `boot-device'/`Boot*' NVRAM variables. This option is only available on EFI and IEEE1275 targets.
--no-rs-codes
Do not apply any reed-solomon codes when embedding core.img. This option is only available on x86 BIOS targets.
--no-uefi-secure-boot
do not install an image usable with UEFI Secure Boot, even if the system was currently started using it. This option is only available on EFI.
--product-version=,STRING/
use STRING as product version
--recheck
delete device map if it already exists
--removable
the installation device is removable. This option is only available on EFI.
-s, --skip-fs-probe
do not probe for filesystems in DEVICE
Usage: grub-install [OPTION...] [OPTION] [INSTALL_DEVICE]

Install GRUB on your drive.

--compress=,no/|xz|gz|lzo
compress GRUB files [optional]
-d, --directory=,DIR/
use images and modules under DIR [default=/usr/lib/grub/<platform>]
--fonts=,FONTS/
install FONTS [default=unicode]
--install-modules=,MODULES/
install only MODULES and their dependencies [default=all]
-k, --pubkey=,FILE/
embed FILE as public key for signature checking
--locale-directory=,DIR/ use translations under DIR
[default=/usr/share/locale]
--locales=,LOCALES/
install only LOCALES [default=all]
--modules=,MODULES/
pre-load specified modules MODULES
--themes=,THEMES/
install THEMES [default=starfield]
-v, --verbose
print verbose messages.
--allow-floppy
make the drive also bootable as floppy (default for fdX devices). May break on some BIOSes.
--auto-nvram
only update NVRAM variables if possible. This option is only available on EFI and IEEE1275 targets.
--boot-directory=,DIR/
install GRUB images under the directory DIR/grub instead of the boot/grub directory
--bootloader-id=,ID/
the ID of bootloader. This option is only available on EFI and Macs.
--core-compress=,xz/|none|auto
choose the compression to use for core image
--disk-module=,MODULE/
disk module to use (biosdisk or native). This option is only available on BIOS target.
--efi-directory=,DIR/
use DIR as the EFI System Partition root.
--force
install even if problems are detected
--force-file-id
use identifier file even if UUID is available
--label-bgcolor=,COLOR/
use COLOR for label background
--label-color=,COLOR/
use COLOR for label
--label-font=,FILE/
use FILE as font for label
--macppc-directory=,DIR/ use DIR for PPC MAC install.
--no-bootsector
do not install bootsector
--no-extra-removable
Do not install bootloader code to the removable media path. This option is only available on EFI.
--no-nvram
don't update the `boot-device'/`Boot*' NVRAM variables. This option is only available on EFI and IEEE1275 targets.
--no-rs-codes
Do not apply any reed-solomon codes when embedding core.img. This option is only available on x86 BIOS targets.
--no-uefi-secure-boot
do not install an image usable with UEFI Secure Boot, even if the system was currently started using it. This option is only available on EFI.
--product-version=,STRING/
use STRING as product version
--recheck
delete device map if it already exists
--removable
the installation device is removable. This option is only available on EFI.
-s, --skip-fs-probe
do not probe for filesystems in DEVICE
--target=,TARGET/
install GRUB for TARGET platform [default=i386-pc]; available targets: arm-efi, arm-uboot, arm64-efi, i386-coreboot, i386-efi, i386-ieee1275, i386-multiboot, i386-pc, i386-qemu, i386-xen, ia64-efi, mips-arc, mips-qemu_mips, mipsel-arc, mipsel-loongson, mipsel-qemu_mips, powerpc-ieee1275, sparc64-ieee1275, x86_64-efi, x86_64-xen
--uefi-secure-boot
install an image usable with UEFI Secure Boot. This option is only available on EFI and if the grub-efi-amd64-signed package is installed.
-?, --help
give this help list
--usage
give a short usage message
-V, --version
print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.

INSTALL_DEVICE must be system device filename. grub-install copies GRUB images into boot/grub. On some platforms, it may also install GRUB into the boot sector.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-grub@gnu.org>.  

SEE ALSO

grub-mkconfig(8), grub-mkimage(1), grub-mkrescue(1)

The full documentation for grub-install is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and grub-install programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info grub-install

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
REPORTING BUGS
SEE ALSO

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