(SOLVED)LMDE4 unable to find grub after install

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(SOLVED)LMDE4 unable to find grub after install

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hello, I am trying to install LMDE 4 for the first time and install seemed successful however booting to the hard drive and grub is not found.
a little about my process:
  • booted to usb using uefi mode (unsure why I'm locked to booting uefi as it seems legacy isn't on the list)
  • made partitions for uefi 2gb root 100gb swap 38gb and home the rest of the drive all on a 2tb western digital hdd
  • left my other hdd alone which has windows 10 on it
  • install process ran smooth and only had an error rebooting which was the nvidia graphics locked up and had to do a hard reset
  • boot normally to the 2tb drive and legacy mode could not find grub and uefi mode could not find bootloader.
anyway here is some info about my machine:

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System:    Host: mint Kernel: 4.19.0-8-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0 
           Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8 wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: LMDE 4 Debbie 
           base: Debian 10.2 buster 
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Dell product: OptiPlex 390 v: 01 serial: <filter> Chassis: 
           type: 3 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 0M5DCD v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: A06 date: 03/27/2012 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-2400 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Sandy Bridge 
           rev: 7 L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 24743 
           Speed: 3093 MHz min/max: 1600/3400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3093 2: 3093 3: 3093 
           4: 3093 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GK208 [GeForce GT 710B] vendor: Micro-Star MSI GK208B driver: nouveau 
           v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:128b 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
           resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1680x1050~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: NV106 v: 4.3 Mesa 18.3.6 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio vendor: Dell 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:1c20 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0e0f 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-8-amd64 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Dell 
           driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
           IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8192EU 802.11b/g/n WLAN Adapter type: USB driver: rtl8xxxu 
           bus ID: 1-1.4:3 chip ID: 0bda:818b 
           IF: wlx1cbfce291b0d state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 2.74 TiB used: 612.6 MiB (0.0%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Hitachi model: HUA721010KLA330 size: 931.51 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s 
           serial: <filter> temp: 40 C 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD2003FZEX-00Z4SA0 size: 1.82 TiB 
           speed: <unknown> serial: <filter> temp: 36 C 
           ID-3: /dev/sdc type: USB model: USB DISK 2.0 size: 14.94 GiB serial: <filter> 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 3.88 GiB used: 612.6 MiB (15.4%) fs: overlay source: ERR-102 
USB:       Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
           Hub: 1-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 
           chip ID: 8087:0024 
           Device-1: 1-1.4:3 info: Realtek RTL8192EU 802.11b/g/n WLAN Adapter type: Network 
           driver: rtl8xxxu rev: 2.1 chip ID: 0bda:818b 
           Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
           Hub: 2-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 6 rev: 2.0 
           chip ID: 8087:0024 
           Device-2: 2-1.3:3 info: N/A type: Mass Storage driver: usb-storage rev: 2.0 
           chip ID: 6557:4200 
           Device-3: 2-1.5:4 info: Dell Keyboard type: Keyboard driver: hid-generic,usbhid 
           rev: 1.1 chip ID: 413c:2003 
           Device-4: 2-1.6:5 info: SteelSeries ApS type: HID,Mouse driver: hid-generic,usbhid 
           rev: 1.1 chip ID: 1038:1729 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 55.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 38 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Repos:     No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list 
           1: deb http: //packages.linuxmint.com debbie main upstream import backport #id:linuxmint_main
           2: deb https: //deb.debian.org/debian buster main contrib non-free
           3: deb https: //deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates main contrib non-free
           4: deb http: //security.debian.org buster/updates main contrib non-free
           5: deb https: //deb.debian.org/debian buster-backports main contrib non-free
Info:      Processes: 207 Uptime: 41m Memory: 7.76 GiB used: 1.51 GiB (19.4%) Init: systemd v: 241 
           runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 8.3.0 alt: 8 Client: Unknown python3.7 client inxi: 3.0.32 
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Re: LMDE4 unable to find grub after install

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trying boot repair and this is the result:
http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/9ZqH2CCvQJ/

edit: boot repair didn't seem to solve the issue
edit 2: seems to be happening in linux mint 19.3 as well
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Re: LMDE4 unable to find grub after install

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This seems so similar to my issue.
Did you try grub-install?
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Re: LMDE4 unable to find grub after install

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Minty_64 wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:12 pm
hello, I am trying to install LMDE 4 for the first time and install seemed successful however booting to the hard drive and grub is not found.
a little about my process:
  • booted to usb using uefi mode (unsure why I'm locked to booting uefi as it seems legacy isn't on the list)
  • made partitions for uefi 2gb root 100gb swap 38gb and home the rest of the drive all on a 2tb western digital hdd
  • left my other hdd alone which has windows 10 on it
  • install process ran smooth and only had an error rebooting which was the nvidia graphics locked up and had to do a hard reset
  • boot normally to the 2tb drive and legacy mode could not find grub and uefi mode could not find bootloader.
How is Windows installed and booting on the /dev/sda drive? Legacy or UEFI? Generally speaking, you'd want to install any other OS to use the same boot mode. It's not altogether impossible to use different boot modes for two different OSes on two physically separate drives, but it tends to be quite problematic. If both are installed for UEFI booting, it only requires a single EFI System Partition (ESP) on the first drive and that is where both bootloaders should be located. As with multiple boot mode OS installations, multiple ESPs are possible, but they can result in UEFI firmware recognition problems.
System: Asus ROG Maximus XI Code mobo, Intel i9-9900K CPU, Nvidia GTX1080 GPU, 32 GB DDR4-3600 RAM, Sumsung Pro 2x512GB NVMe & 3x1TB SSD, Multiboot
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Re: LMDE4 unable to find grub after install

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thanks for the reply, and I'm sorry I didn't respond sooner.
somehow in my bios settings I had boot locked to uefi, the boot from the windows drive is legacy.
switched the bios to be able to boot the usb in legacy mode and installed fine :D

I will be marking this as solved
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