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Manual Reference Pages  -  GRUB-INSTALL (8)

NAME

grub-install - install GRUB to a device

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description

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/local/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/local/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-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
-?, --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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