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Old 01-15-2015, 10:26 PM   #1
AmsterDan
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Elementary Luna 'grub-efi package' Installation Failure


Hi!

I am running into a problem as stated in the title. I currently run Windows 8.1 on a Asus S300CA notebook. Not too long ago I installed and shortly after uninstalled Ubuntu 14.04 by simply deleting the partitions via Windows and recovering the original Windows Boot by running command prompt: "bootrec.exe /fixmbr" ... which consequently seemed to get rid of the grub loader.

Now I like to install Elementary Luna, but while installing the boot loader an error message pops up saying that the 'grub-efi' package fails to install into /target/.

After some research and not being able to find too much on the subject, I created an extra '/boot/grub/efi' partition of 100MB. Thereby selecting 'sda5' to mount/install the boot loader in that particular directory/partition. This has not worked and produced the same error message.

* Quick start disabled in Windows 8.1
* Running 'Try Elementary Lunar', the wifi hardware is detected but no signals are picked up, nor can I seem to connect to my landlord's router using their SSID (Just in case someone suggests doing something in the terminal requiring an internet connection.)

What to do? Your help is much appreciated.

* Edit: I just realized there is an entire forum dedicated to making Linux run on notebooks, laptops and netbooks. Mods, feel free to move this message.

Last edited by AmsterDan; 01-15-2015 at 10:32 PM.
 
Old 01-16-2015, 02:49 PM   #2
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Please post /etc/fstab of linux installation.
 
Old 01-16-2015, 05:24 PM   #3
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If you have windows 8 installed, in all likelihood you are using UEFI to boot. On windows as well as Linux, a FAT32 partition is used to store both the windows and Linux efi files. When installing, you need to put the Elementary efi files in that partition. So what was the "target" you were trying to install to, you don't indicate that? You don't need a /boot/grub/efi partition for Elementary. If you don't resolve this, a good next step would be to use the boot repair iso which you can download and burn to a CD. There is an option to Create a BootInfo Summary which you should select, then post the output here as it will have a lot of detailed information useful for someone to help.


https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
 
Old 01-17-2015, 10:00 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help. I didn't get it to work in time but then I also got a SSD today ... decided to wipe the old hard drive and use it as an external drive solely for Linux distributions. Then I can fully screw it up without compromising my everyday use partitions haha. In the meanwhile I try to learn some Linux on the side.

I do appreciate the help much and can't wait to get into it again, on the external drive this time around.
 
  


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