Re-installing the Grand Unified Boot loader (GRUB2) in Linux Mint 13.

Posted: June 15, 2012. At: 1:56 PM. This was 5 years ago. Post ID: 4099

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my computer, triple-booting with Linux Mint 12 and Linux Mint 13, this overwrote my boot-loader for my Linux Mint 13 installation. Therefore, after booting into my Linux Mint 13 distribution I re-installed the boot-loader using the command-line.

Using the grub-install command to re-install the proper boot-loader to the boot sector of the hard disk.

C:\HOME\FLYNN> sudo grub-install /dev/sda
[sudo] password for flynn: 
Installation finished. No error reported.

Then updating the grub.cfg to add the other installed distributions to the boot menu.

C:\HOME\FLYNN> sudo update-grub
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found background image: grub2wall.png
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.4.0-rc2-bejiitas
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.4.0-rc2-bejiitas
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-24-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-24-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Found Linux Mint 12 Lisa (12) on /dev/sdf1
Found Ubuntu 11.10 (11.10) on /dev/sdh1
done

Then the next time you boot up your machine, you should see the proper boot menu.

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