I'm trying to change my grub boot order, so I've changed /etc/default/grub, but I don't seem to have the update-grub command. I'm not sure if I'm using grub or grub2 because everything just says "grub".

How would I determine which version of grub I have installed?


The update-grub script is here:


When your system says command not found it can be that your user has not /usr/sbin/ in its $PATH variable.

Anyway, the best way is to change to the root user with su and then run update-grub again.

To check which version of grub you have installed type this command:

root@host:~# dpkg --list | grep grub
ii  grub-common                         1.98+20100804-14+squeeze1    GRand Unified Bootloader, version 2 (common files)
ii  grub-pc                             1.98+20100804-14+squeeze1    GRand Unified Bootloader, version 2 (PC/BIOS version)
  • Thank you. Running it as root worked great. I'll add /usr/sbin/ to my path, so I hopefully won't run into problems like this later. – SimpleJ Feb 13 '14 at 17:48

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