How to install GRUB2 on Ubuntu 17.04

To install GRUB2 on Ubuntu 17.04

The GRUB2 or Grand Unified Bootloader version 2 is a replacement for the original GRUB boot loader. It has an entirely seperate code base from GRUB legacy and features a new shell-like sytax for advanced scripting functions. This tutorial explains the installation procedure of GRUB2 on Ubuntu 17.04. 

 

Installation procedure

To begin the installation procedure, add the repo by executing the following command. 

root@linuxhelp1:~# add-apt-repository ppa:eugenesan/ppa
This repository contains collection of customized, updated, ported and backported
packages for two last LTS releases and latest pre-LTS release.
Packages for older releases relocated to ppa:eugenesan/archive or deleted.
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Disclaimer:
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
* Packages in this a nd related PPAs are for personal use only.
  They developed specifically for several custom environments and may not work for you.
* Usage of packages in this PPA, in some forms, might contradict licenses of software
  packaged in this and related PPAs. End users and administrator are responsible for
  runtime licensing and possible legal consequences.
* Some packages provided with their dependencies while some might require additional
  Ubuntu repositories and external PPAs. Below is the list of
.
.
.
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it
gpg: keybox '/tmp/tmp58gcy2yp/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: /tmp/tmp58gcy2yp/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key E61380B28313A596: public key "Launchpad synergy+" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:imported: 1
OK

The repositories are added to the target system. Now update the repo using the apt-get update command. 

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get update
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/eugenesan/ppa/ubuntu zesty InRelease [15.4 kB]
Hit:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty InRelease
Hit:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-security InRelease
Hit:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-updates InRelease
Hit:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-backports InRelease
Get:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/eugenesan/ppa/ubuntu zesty/main amd64 Packages [1,100 B]
Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/eugenesan/ppa/ubuntu zesty/main i386 Packages [1,108 B]
Get:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/eugenesan/ppa/ubuntu zesty/main Translation-en [1,288 B]
Fetched 18.9 kB in 1s (12.3 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done

The repositories are updated successfully. Install the GRUB2 package and press y to continue with the installation process. 

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get install grub2 -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
grub2
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 63 not upgraded.
Need to get 2,520 B of archives.
After this operation, 16.4 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty/universe amd64 grub2 amd64 2.02~beta3-4ubuntu2 [2,520 B]
Fetched 2,520 B in 0s (4,112 B/s)
Selecting previously unselected package grub2.
(Reading database ... 168833 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../grub2_2.02~beta3-4ubuntu2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking grub2 (2.02~beta3-4ubuntu2) ...
Setting up grub2 (2.02~beta3-4ubuntu2) ...

For removing the package, execute the remove command and press y to continue with the uninstallation process. 

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get remove grub2 -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
grub2
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 63 not upgraded.
After this operation, 16.4 kB disk space will be freed.
(Reading database ... 168836 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing grub2 (2.02~beta3-4ubuntu2) ...

Wasn't that an easy installation process? GRUB2 also supports scripting support including conditional statements and functions. 


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