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]

--dtb = FILE embed a specific DTB

-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.

--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 -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.

--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 -coreboot, arm -efi, arm -uboot, arm64 -efi, i386 -coreboot, i386 -efi, i386 -ieee1275, i386 -multiboot, i386 -pc, i386 -qemu, i386 -xen, i386 -xen_pvh, ia64 -efi, mips -arc, mips -qemu_mips, mipsel -arc, mipsel -loongson, mipsel -qemu_mips, powerpc -ieee1275, riscv32 -efi, riscv64 -efi, sparc64 -ieee1275, x86_64 -efi, x86_64 -xen

-?, --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.

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