2 Problems Installing LM 18 MATE - GRUB install failed & Installer Crashed

Questions about Grub, UEFI,the liveCD and the installer
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
ArchiMark
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 45
Joined: Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:57 pm

2 Problems Installing LM 18 MATE - GRUB install failed & Installer Crashed

Post by ArchiMark » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:40 pm

Hi,

Trying to install LM 18 MATE onto my tiny new GPD WIN laptop.

Want to dual boot with Win 10 already installed. So, selected a separate partition for LM 18.

At GRUB install, got the following error message window:

Code: Select all

GRUB Installation Failed.

The 'grub-efi-amd64-signed' failed to install into /target/.

Without grub bootloader, the installed system will not boot.
After clicking OK on the error message window, I got another error message window, saying 'Installer Crashed' and that the next window would be about sending error info to the dev team. However, whether I clicked on the OK button or the little close window 'x' at top right of window, nothing happened, no response.

Had to shutdown live LM 18....

How can I get GRUB to install?

Do I have to go through the entire install process again and just hope that it works this time or ?

Thanks,

Mark

Laurent85
Level 15
Level 15
Posts: 5747
Joined: Tue May 26, 2015 10:11 am

Re: 2 Problems Installing LM 18 MATE - GRUB install failed & Installer Crashed

Post by Laurent85 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:38 am

You may try boot repair. Boot from the Live usb then open a terminal:

Code: Select all

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
apt update
apt install -y boot-repair && boot-repair
Image

GoLinux
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 22
Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:58 pm
Location: Somewhere in New England

Re: 2 Problems Installing LM 18 MATE - GRUB install failed & Installer Crashed

Post by GoLinux » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:46 am

Just in case you have to do a reinstall from scratch, it may help to double check you follow all the steps outlined here:

viewtopic.php?t=163126
Mint 18 Mate 64bit
Samsung NP300U1A-A01US, Intel i3-2357M, 320GB HDD, 4GB RAM

ArchiMark
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 45
Joined: Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:57 pm

Re: 2 Problems Installing LM 18 MATE - GRUB install failed & Installer Crashed

Post by ArchiMark » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:52 am

A terribly belated reply to thank you for your posts and help!

Not sure why I didn't see your posts until now.

Post Reply

Return to “Installation & Boot”