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Old 05-27-2015, 05:16 AM   #1
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Grub-pc package failed to install on dual boot Windows 7 and Pinguy OS

After creating a bootable usb using Universal USB Installer. I booted up the sytstem (Dell Inspiron N4110) F12 boot on usb, did the install, everything went well until after copying files and then the error message that "The grub-pc package failed to install into /target.. So i continued without a boot loader and now am trying to figure out how to get it back.
Previously i did a perfect dual boot of Kali Linux wherein the Grub boot loader was present. I did however uninstall Kali, reclaim HDD space, and even use EasyBCD to remove Grub(i believe).
Also worth noting is that before this dual boot with pignuy and after uninstalling kali linux i did a complete reinstallation of my windows 7 system using the recovery HD.

Now i would like to know how i could get grub boot loader back onto my system so that i can boot up Pinguy OS. Thanks
Old 05-27-2015, 09:01 AM   #2
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Pinguy is derived from Ubuntu so the methods suggested at the link below should work for you. Not knowing specifics about your drives/partitions it's difficult to be more specific. You could download the bootrepair utility and use the option to Create BootInfo summary and post it here.
Old 06-11-2015, 05:08 AM   #3
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After at least 10 repeated attempts, i finally did a purge and reinstall through the advanced settings restarted did boot repair recommended and it finally took.


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