Grub problem after installing 18.3 XFCE over 18.3 Cinnamon

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Redact
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Grub problem after installing 18.3 XFCE over 18.3 Cinnamon

Post by Redact »

I had Cinnamon working fine on an iMac.
I decided to try XFCE and used the option to erase entire disk to install it.
On reboot, I got the message:
"error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found.
Entering rescue mode...
grub rescue"

In Cinnamon, I had altered the grub file to have grub appear at boot.
I assumed a new grub would be installed with the new installation.
Should I have updated grub after installing XFCE?
Mattyboy
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Re: Grub problem after installing 18.3 XFCE over 18.3 Cinnamon

Post by Mattyboy »

Its possible you switched the install mode from your previous installation?

UEFI Secure mode
BIOS Legacy mode

You can edit grub from recovery shell with

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sudo nano /etc/default/grub

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sudo update-grub
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Re: Grub problem after installing 18.3 XFCE over 18.3 Cinnamon

Post by Lord Boltar »

Another option you could try Grub Customizer

https://launchpad.net/grub-customizer
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Re: Grub problem after installing 18.3 XFCE over 18.3 Cinnamon

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Whatever Grub Customizer does - good or bad - it is not a Grub repair tool. In the contrary, this will make the situation even worse.
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Re: Grub problem after installing 18.3 XFCE over 18.3 Cinnamon

Post by Redact »

I appreciate the replies.
I tried to update grub from "grub rescue" yesterday, but that didn't work. I don't remember the output (I wish I did), but it basically told me that was useless.
I can't work on the computer for a couple of days, but I will probably just do a reinstall to see what happens.
Thanks again.
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