Comment 5 for bug 1492801

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Rob Hartley (8ob) wrote :

I can confirm that the the instructions offered solve the issue for me.

To confirm, this is the steps I followed:

- Install Elementary Freya 0.3.1 as normal with 3 partitions (EFIBoot [sda2], Swap [sda3], and Root[sda4])
- Upon rebooting, system does not load eOS, and instead drops me to a minimal grub shell
- Enter the following command as suggested to get to a functional grub loader:

configfile (hd0, gpt4)/boot/grub/grub.cfg

- After this, the system booted and I was able to log in ok.
- Next, I followed the instructions to replace the grub efi file. Here are my steps:

cd /boot/efi/EFI/grub
sudo cp grubx64.efi grubx64.efi.backup (just in case)
sudo rm grubx64.efi
sudo cp /boot/grub/x86_64-efi/grub.efi /boot/efi/EFI/grub/grubx64.efi

This left me with a working system.

This is only a workaround though. The real question is why this happens in the first place. I did not receive any errors during installation that would suggest grub failed to configure the system properly.

I also tried running boot-repair from a live session, but this did not solve the issue either.

If anyone needs any logs or command outputs to help debug I'd be happy to oblige.