Installation of a new system I faced an error on Grub installation, all I had to do was to skip the grub installation while having the main root system installed in the drive. An example of an error like this:
Skip the grub installation and finish other installation parts, now we are going to boot in your system manually by manually configuring grub. Boot again from Live CD hit `e` to edit grub immediately it boots on and you have something like this
First we’d set the pager to page long output commands by typeing
Now lets list out the available Hard disk partitions that GRUB can see
grub>ls (hd0,gpt1) (hd0,gpt2) (hd0,gpt3)
Lets take (hd0,gpt2) as our partition where the Linux without GRUB is installed and run
grub>ls (hd0,2)/ lost+found/ bin/ boot/ cdrom/ dev/ etc/ home/ lib/ lib64/ media/ mnt/ opt/ proc/ root/ run/ sbin/ srv/ sys/ tmp/ usr/ var/ vmlinuz initrd.img
Notice we have /vmlinuz and initrd.img in the root of the partition? Some systems might put them in /boot in case you don’t find them in the root, these are the files needed for your system’s boot up, lets continue to manually set GRUB to boot from those files
grub>set root=(hd0,2) grub> linux /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda2 grub> initrd /initrd.img grub> boot
Your system should boot in, now we are going to fix the GRUB installation. Open your terminal and type
$ sudo grub-install /dev/sda
Now this might be the error you get:
Installing for x86_64-efi platform.
grub-install: error: cannot find EFI directory.
Find your MBR partiton in your HDD…mine is /dev/sda1 so I mount it in /mnt
$ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt $ ls /mnt EFI grub mach_kernel System
So I now rerun grub-install with this parameter
$ sudo grub-install --efi-directory=/mnt/EFI/ /dev/sda Installing for x86_64-efi platform. Installation finished. No error reported.
Reboot and see your PC boot 🙂 I used this to fix my Debian 8 boot issue 🙂