INSTALLGRUB(1M) Maintenance Commands INSTALLGRUB(1M)


NAME


installgrub - install GRUB in a disk partition or a floppy

SYNOPSIS


/sbin/installgrub [-fm] stage1 stage2 raw-device


DESCRIPTION


The installgrub command is an x86-only program. GRUB stands for GRand
Unified Bootloader.


installgrub installs GRUB stage 1 and stage 2 files on the boot area of a
disk partition. If you specify the -m option, installgrub installs the
stage 1 file on the master boot sector of the disk.

OPTIONS


The installgrub command accepts the following options:

-f
Suppresses interaction when overwriting the master boot sector.


-m
Installs GRUB stage1 on the master boot sector interactively. You
must use this option if Solaris is installed on an extended FDISK
or an EFI/GPT partition.


OPERANDS


The installgrub command accepts the following operands:

stage1
The name of the GRUB stage 1 file.


stage2
The name of the GRUB stage 2 file.


raw-device
The name of the device onto which GRUB code is to be
installed. It must be a character device that is readable
and writable. For disk devices, specify the slice where the
GRUB menu file is located. (For Solaris it is the root
slice.) For a floppy disk, it is /dev/rdiskette.


EXAMPLES


Example 1: Installing GRUB on a Hard Disk Slice




The following command installs GRUB on a system where the root slice is
c0d0s0:


example# /sbin/installgrub /boot/grub/stage1 \
/boot/grub/stage2 /dev/rdsk/c0d0s0


Example 2: Installing GRUB on a Floppy




The following command installs GRUB on a formatted floppy:


example# mount -F pcfs /dev/diskette /mnt
# mkdir -p /mnt/boot/grub
# cp /boot/grub/* /mnt/boot/grub
# umount /mnt
# cd /boot/grub
# /sbin/installgrub stage1 stage2 /dev/rdiskette


FILES


/boot/grub
Directory where GRUB files reside.


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Uncommitted |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


boot(1M), fdisk(1M), fmthard(1M), kernel(1M), attributes(5)

WARNINGS


Installing GRUB on the master boot sector (-m option) overrides any boot
manager currently installed on the machine. The system will always boot
the GRUB in the Solaris partition regardless of which fdisk partition is
active.


January 14, 2015 INSTALLGRUB(1M)