How to Install GRUB 2.00 in Linux Mint 13 (Maya)

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How to Install GRUB 2.00 in Linux Mint 13 (Maya)

Postby Zorba on Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:40 am

If you don’t already know, GRUB 2.00 is the default grub on Linux Mint 14 (Nadia). It's more advanced and gives you a cleaner grub menu with fewer entries.


If you wish to upgrade your Mint, then follow this tutorial:

1-What's GRUB?

GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) is the program that helps boot up your computer when you turn it on. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to load Linux Mint.
So, it’s very important that you know what do to in case something goes wrong before upgrading it. The least make will render your computer inoperable.

2- Installation:

I-To install from PPA:

In this tutorial we will see how to upgrade/install GRUB 2.00 from PPA on a system running Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) and Linux Mint 13. Installing from PPA will be easier than installing manually from source because you may get unresolved errors. This latest version brings more improvements, bug fixes and corrections.


Open the terminal and run these commands:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cjwatson/grub
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grub2

Update now the GRUB2 boot loader with this command:

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sudo update-grub2

You can now verify your current grub2 version with this command:

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grub-install -v

Outputs returned for Ubuntu 12.04:

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grub-install (GRUB) 2.00-2ubuntu1~ppa2~precise

For any bug encountered, you can report it at

II-Manual installation:

To get started press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to download the newest version of GRUB:
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wget -O- | tar -xJ

Next, change into grup-2.00/ directory by running the command below:

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cd grup-2.00/

Then while in that directory, install these two packages:
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sudo apt-get install bison flex

Next, run the command below to begin building GRUB installation environment:

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sudo ./configure --prefix=/usr

Next, run the command below to build GRUB 2.00:

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sudo make

After that, run the commands below:

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sudo make install

Next, install GRUB 2.00 on the partition it should be installed on. This is VERY IMPORTANT. If you don’t know, read this blog post first before continuing at

When you’re ready, install GRUB onto the partition that you know it should be installed on:

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sudo grub-install /dev/xxx


Finally, update grub by running the commands below:

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sudo update-grub2

That's it :D
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