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[solved] EEEpc won't install grub bootloader

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[solved] EEEpc won't install grub bootloader

#1 Postby Eadwine Rose » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:04 am

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demo@mx1:~
$ inxi -F
System:    Host: mx1 Kernel: 4.13.0-1-686-pae i686 bits: 32 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3
           Distro: MX-17_386 Horizon December 15, 2017
Machine:   Device: laptop System: ASUSTeK product: 901 v: x.x serial: N/A
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: 901 v: x.xx serial: N/A
           BIOS: American Megatrends v: 1101 date: 07/11/2008
Battery    BAT0: charge: 33.0 Wh 64.1% condition: 51.5/55.3 Wh (93%)
CPU:       Single core Intel Atom N270 (-MT-) cache: 512 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1600 MHz 1: 1333 MHz 2: 1600 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.2 ) drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x600@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2 version: 2.1 Mesa 13.0.6
Audio:     Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Def. Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-1-686-pae
Network:   Card-1: Ralink RT2790 Wireless 802.11n 1T/2R PCIe driver: rt2800pci
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:15:af:ed:8b:24
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 Gigabit or Fast Ethernet driver: ATL1E
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:22:15:8c:9b:75
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 47.0GB (4.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sdb model: ASUS size: 8.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: ASUS size: 4.0GB
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: USB_DISK_2.0 size: 4.0GB
           ID-4: USB /dev/sdd model: Flash_Reader size: 30.9GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 773M used: 173M (23%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.10GB used: 0.04GB (2%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdd2
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1430
Info:      Processes: 180 Uptime: 8 min Memory: 360.5/994.8MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.53


Just installed mx17 on this machine, however I cannot get the grub bootloader to install on the MBR of sdd. It previously had mx15 which went fine, so I don't know what changed.

I go ahead with the boot repair program, selecting the drive sdd and the root partition and MBR like I always do, hit apply and it says "chroot: failed to run command ‘grub-install’: No such file or directory".

Now what?

I specifically do not want to touch the windows internal drive, always used the boot menu (esc key) to select what to boot. So. I am stumped.
MX-17_x64 Horizon 2017-12-15 4.14.0-3-amd64 ext4 Xfce 4.12 * AMD Asus M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 * ASUS GeForce GT640-1GD5-L NVIDIA 387.34 * AMD Proc. Athl II X4 635, sAM3 * HDA ATI SB VT1708S An * 2x4Gb DDR3 1600 Kingst * 22" Samsung SyncM P2250 * HP F2280

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Re: EEEpc won't install grub bootloader

#2 Postby rokytnji.1 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:29 am

With grub failing to install and grub repair failing to find chroot. Seems more is wrong with your install media . So I gotta ask. Did you md5sum check your iso?

If not. Maybe a different made usb might bail you out of this situation. Installing just just grub from it.

https://www.supergrubdisk.org/wizard-re ... rub2-disk/

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Re: EEEpc won't install grub bootloader

#3 Postby Eadwine Rose » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:56 am

Yup I checked the iso, but I walked away to answer my home helper before it was complete so I didn't get to see the end hahaha.

I will try with another media, this time with the mx iso maker (or what it's called..) I used unetbootin this time.

Wait and see! Thanks for the response :) Other than that the liveusb runs like a charm. Slowish of course, but yeah.. it's a little wee system ey ;)


To be continued!
MX-17_x64 Horizon 2017-12-15 4.14.0-3-amd64 ext4 Xfce 4.12 * AMD Asus M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 * ASUS GeForce GT640-1GD5-L NVIDIA 387.34 * AMD Proc. Athl II X4 635, sAM3 * HDA ATI SB VT1708S An * 2x4Gb DDR3 1600 Kingst * 22" Samsung SyncM P2250 * HP F2280

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Re: EEEpc won't install grub bootloader

#4 Postby Eadwine Rose » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:24 pm

Sorted, it installed fine this time *thumbs up*
MX-17_x64 Horizon 2017-12-15 4.14.0-3-amd64 ext4 Xfce 4.12 * AMD Asus M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 * ASUS GeForce GT640-1GD5-L NVIDIA 387.34 * AMD Proc. Athl II X4 635, sAM3 * HDA ATI SB VT1708S An * 2x4Gb DDR3 1600 Kingst * 22" Samsung SyncM P2250 * HP F2280


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