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Thread: Path `/mnt/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible.

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    Angry Path `/mnt/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible.

    Hello Ubuntu forums,

    I have recently installed xUbuntu alongside Win7 on a diff partition.
    Now, my problem was that GRUB did not boot, so I installed it on my Starting partition.
    But then, when i tried, i got an error saying:
    Code:
    Path `/mnt/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible. Aborting.
    I mounted /dev/sda1 (my starting partition) as /mnt so i don't really get what's the problem.
    EDIT: I tried the installation by typing :
    Code:
    grub-install /dev/sda --root-directory=/mnt
    Thanks

    Also yes I know my english sucks
    Last edited by mintyBrain; December 9th, 2013 at 06:44 PM.

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    Re: Path `/mnt/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible

    Welcome. English quite fine.

    You only need:

    Code:
    grub-install /dev/sda
    You don't need (or want in this case) the other stuff. That's why you're getting the error.

    Code:
    Path `/mnt/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible. Aborting.
    It's looking where you told it to and not find anything. Boot from a LiveCD, try my first command and see if it helps. If not, try boot repair:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; December 9th, 2013 at 06:52 PM.

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    Re: Path `/mnt/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible

    Code:
    xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ grub-install /dev/sda
    mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/boot/grub/i386-pc’: Permission denied
    xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ sudo grub-install /dev/sda
    Path `/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible. Aborting.
    Last edited by mintyBrain; December 9th, 2013 at 06:55 PM.

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    Re: Path `/mnt/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible

    I think the problem is you need:

    sudo grub-install /dev/sda

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    Re: Path `/mnt/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible

    Quote Originally Posted by mintyBrain View Post
    ... what do you think the problem is here?
    The problem is the first grub install you gave. Please read my first post as edited. Your error message tells you it is looking for grub in /mnt, which is where it is not.

    Run Boot Repair if this doesn't work and if that doesn't work run the BootInfoScript using it and post a link to that.

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    Re: Path `/mnt/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible

    I will try boot-repair.

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    Re: Path `/mnt/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible

    EDIT: Ok, fixed that.

    I now have dual boot!

    Thank you guys! :3
    Last edited by mintyBrain; December 9th, 2013 at 07:26 PM.

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    Re: Path `/mnt/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible

    Please share with the community how you fixed it and mark thread as solved by following the instructions in my signature. Thanks and enjoy!

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    Re: Path `/mnt/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible

    All I did was run boot-repair and that fixed it. Grub now starts up when i start my PC
    Last edited by mintyBrain; December 9th, 2013 at 10:54 PM.

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