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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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Name

install

Synopsis

                     install [options] stage1_file [d] dest_dev stage2_file [addr] [p] 
[config_file] [real_config_file]

Perform a full GRUB install. See also the setup command, which acts as a frontend to install and is easier to use. The Stage 2 or Stage 1.5 file (both referred to as stage2_file here because they are loaded the same way) must be in its final install location (e.g., in the /boot/grub directory). install loads and validates stage1_file, installs a blocklist in the Stage 1 file for loading stage2_file as Stage 2 or Stage 1.5, and writes the completed Stage 1 file to the first block of the device dest_dev.

Options

--force-lba

If the BIOS has LBA support but might return the incorrect LBA bitmap (which sometimes happens), --force-lba forces install to ignore the incorrect bitmap.

--stage2=os_stage2_file

This option is required to specify the operating system name of the Stage 2 file if the filesystem where it is located cannot be unmounted.

Parameters

addr

Specify the address at which Stage 1 is to load Stage 2 or Stage 1.5. The possible values are 0x8000 for Stage 2 and 0x2000 for Stage 1.5. If omitted, GRUB determines the address automatically.

config_file

Specify the location of the configuration file for Stage 2.

d

Tell Stage 1 to look for the actual disk on which stage2_file was installed if it’s not on the boot drive.

dest_dev

Specify the destination device. The final Stage 1 file is written to this device.

p

If present, the partition where stage2_file is located is written ...

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