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GRUB device.map not found. (PMINTOS7)


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#1 Viper_Security

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:18 PM

Hello BC and *Nix users,

 

I have decided toget rid of Parrot for a while and install peppermint OS 7, i moved my partitions around and now i cant install grub to /dev/sda3 i keep getting this: 

 

 

"peppermint@peppermint ~ $ grub-install /dev/sda3
Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time.
sed: can't read /boot/grub/device.map: No such file or directory
grep: /boot/grub/device.map: No such file or directory
/dev/sda3 does not have any corresponding BIOS drive."

 

 

I have NOT rebooted yet, I'm still on the Live Run.

 

Aany ideas? do i have to chroot it?

 

 

There is no /dev/sda1 because that's where parrot was, and i took the 60GB from it and added it to my PepperMint OS 7 install so it is now 110GB total.

 

 

Idk where i went wrong haha.

 

 

EDIT: If i have to reinstall that's fine, won't take long on my SSD but if so i'd like to back up my files first which iswhy im still on the Live Run.


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:28 PM

Hiya, Viper.

 

Most of this GRUB2 stuff I never did understand; you're welcome to it all as far as I'm concerned!  :P

 

A 'penny for your thoughts', however; might this have anything to do with the fact that most Linux systems expect to find the boot sector info on the first partition of the main system drive? You did say you no longer have an sda1.....

 

 

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:28 PM

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:32 PM

Hiya, Viper.

 

Most of this GRUB2 stuff I never did understand; you're welcome to it all as far as I'm concerned!  :P

 

A 'penny for your thoughts', however; might this have anything to do with the fact that most Linux systems expect to find the boot sector info on the first partition of the main system drive? You did say you no longer have an sda1.....

 

 

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Yeah that's where im thinking i messed up haha.

 

i tried grub-install /dev/sda as well and now im running "grub-install --recheck /dev/sda" and HOPING it finds them, i do have both partitions mounted now. LM18 being 120GB and PMOS7 being 116GB.

 

So far it's here:

" peppermint@peppermint ~ $ grub-install --recheck /dev/sda
Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time."

 

found nothing ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ haha

 

Looks like i have to reinstall?


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:49 PM

Okay, so i tried using Grub-Customizer GUI and it said "grub succesfully installed" so im going to reebot and hope for the best.


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:53 PM

Just rebooted and both OS's are there AND boot correctly :) 

 

Gotta leave a thank you to Daniel Richter!!!!

 

 

https://launchpad.net/~danielrichter2007/+archive/ubuntu/grub-customizer

 

 

 

That is what made it work! 


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 04:16 PM

Glad to hear you got it sorted. (*phew-w-w*)

 

 

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 04:28 PM

Glad to hear you got it sorted. (*phew-w-w*)

 

 

Mike.  :wink:

Yes "Phew" indeedi

 

 needed the space for SW:TOR lol, 45GB wasn't enough i guess. so 110 should be.

 

Got it installed and updating.


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