I am attempting to complete this GitHub tutorial on creating a custom GRUB loader for a stubborn Asus Win8.1 laptop on which I am hoping to install Ubuntu:
(see screenshot image, blue highlighted text)
Assuming I've followed all of the steps in the tutorial,
Does this set of commands instruct the machine to create a
or is it telling the machine to go to the
../grub directory and create/refer to a
-mkimage file therein?
(The full line of bash commands pulled directly from the tutorial I am referring to, just for reference):
../grub-mkimage -d . -o bootia32.efi -O i386-efi -p /boot/grub ntfs hfs appleldr boot cat efi_gop efi_uga elf fat hfsplus iso9660 linux keylayouts memdisk minicmd part_apple ext2 extcmd xfs xnu part_bsd part_gpt search search_fs_file chain btrfs loadbios loadenv lvm minix minix2 reiserfs memrw mmap msdospart scsi loopback normal configfile gzio all_video efi_gop efi_uga gfxterm gettext echo boot chain eval
Anyway, this is where I've been getting stuck.
Once I get to this point, the machine takes no further action but to acknowledge that the directory is there:
../grub/grub-mkimage: Is a directory
When I attempt to move forward and enter the next command on the tut:
cp bootia32.efi /tmp
The machine replies:
cp cannot stat 'bootia32.efi': No such file or directory
It looks like the long command [
../grub-mkimage -d...] did not install the items necessary to execute these processes.
so, if nothing else...
- WHAT DOES the hyphenated portion of
./user/location/folder-HyphenatedNameExtensionactually mean? It just means it's a file within that folder, right?
- HOW CAN I re-initiate the
../grub-mkimage -d...long command again without breaking something? Would it be wise to restore my system and start over?