grub-install

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat May 15 15:06:45 PDT 2010


Yan Mo wrote:
> Hi, got past the previous issue by using a newer machine.
> 
> Now have got upto section 8.4.2 in the LFS-BOOK-6.6
> 
> After entering:
> 
>   grub-install --grub-setup=/bin/true /dev/sda
> 
> It gives the messages:
> 
>   grub-probe: error: cannot find a device for /boot/grub.
> 
>   No path or device is specified.
>   Try ``grub-probe --help'' for more information.
>   Auto-detection of a filesystem module failed.
>   Please specify the module with the options `--modules' explicitly.
> 
> After doing a searchs of the Linux From Scratch website, I noticed that this
> section of the book changes frequently. Should I try one of the previous
> ways of doing this? I'm concerned I may not be able to reboot my computer if
> I just try things...

Did you exit/reenter chroot and forget to remount the special 
filesystems as specified in Section 6.2?

You need to have at least /dev mounted and accessible while in chroot.
I'm not sure about grub, but you may also need /sys and /proc.

   -- Bruce




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