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Freeze At Grub Install

#1 Post by lobo » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:42 pm

Same problem as many others installing MX 17.1 on a acer asuse es1-533 laptop. Windows 10 installed and secure boot is disabled.
I tried the same as in this post, viewtopic.php?f=92&t=45573 The installation froze upon Grub install.

From a terminal I typed in :

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grub-install --no-nvram --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/mnt/boot  --boot-directory=/mnt/boot 
and got this error"

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grub-install: error: failed to get canonical path of `overlay'.
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Re: Freeze At Grub Install

#2 Post by dolphin_oracle » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:12 pm

antiX 17.2? To my knowledge there is no MX 17.2.
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Re: Freeze At Grub Install

#3 Post by fehlix » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:17 pm

lobo wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:42 pm
Same problem as many others installing MX 17.2 on a acer asuse es1-533 laptop. Windows 10 installed and secure boot is disabled.
I tried the same as in this post, viewtopic.php?f=92&t=45573 The installation froze upon Grub install.

From a terminal I typed in :

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grub-install --no-nvram --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/mnt/boot  --boot-directory=/mnt/boot 
and got this error"

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grub-install: error: failed to get canonical path of `overlay'.
Manually you have to go into chroot to install grub or to create grub.cfg-menu.
Please do also disable the menu-entry generation of uefi-setup as this caused grub-installation
to hang due to issues with nvram access (esp. with asus and acers uefi#s)
with something like:

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sudo chmod -x   /mnt/rootMX17.1/etc/grub.d/30_uefi-firmware 
( with the rootMX17.1 mounted partition )

Have you tried reinstalling grub with boot-repair from a booted LiveCD.

A last resort is to create a grub-rescue.iso with the content of the genrated grub.cfg-menu or with the chroot environment.
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Re: Freeze At Grub Install

#4 Post by male » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:06 am

@fehlix
maybe he has a laptop with this "wonderful" acer invention of a supervisor password in the BIOS to make Linux run correctly.

However, this is the pdf in German. I didn't find English.
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Re: Freeze At Grub Install

#5 Post by fehlix » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:43 am

male wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:06 am
@fehlix
maybe he has a laptop with this "wonderful" acer invention of a supervisor password in the BIOS to make Linux run correctly.

However, this is the pdf in German. I didn't find English.
That's it. Thanks, good found.
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