I know this is a pretty common problem, but I've tried a bunch of common answers (enumerated below) to no avail.

Basic setup: I'm setting up a Fedora 31 / Ubuntu 18.04 dual-boot, each with a separate encrypted / and non-encrypted /boot partition, and a single /boot/efi partition for a total of 5. Installed Fedora first, then Ubuntu. All went smoothly, and I can boot into either from the efi boot menu. I'd like to lock the efi boot order and make the startup choice in grub though, and the current Ubuntu grub options missed Fedora. So I booted into Fedora and tried grub2-install /dev/sda to reset the MBR to Fedora's grub configuration and add Ubuntu. Instead I got the oh-too-common grub2-install: error: /usr/lib/grub/x86_64-efi/modinfo.sh doesn't exist. Please specify --target or --directory.

Despite all this all I can find in my /usr/lib/grub directory is arm64-efi and i386-pc but no x86_64-efi. I'm a little out of my depth with this bootmgr stuff (my experience extends as far as hammering these problems until they work every time I have a new install).

Does anyone have a guess at what the problem is or another place to search for answers?

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First I ran "dnf provides" to find the right package:

dnf provides /usr/lib/grub/x86_64-efi

Then I installed the right package using its full name:

dnf install grub2-efi-x64-modules-1:2.06~rc1-2.fc33.noarch

  • This works for my CentOS 8 stream dnf provides /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc sudo dnf install grub2-pc-modules-1:2.02-99.el8.noarch
    – zqcolor
    Commented May 2, 2022 at 17:54

I could add the missing modules by installing grub2-efi-x64-modules package on Fedora.

In my case I had another error after that that "EFI variables were not supported on my system". I found another stackexchange post and could fix that by exiting the chroot environment and loading the efivarfs module by modprobe efivarfs. Then I logged back in into the mounted root and mounted it via mount -t efivarfs efivarfs /sys/firmware/efi/efivars.


On ubuntu (this will create efi support in /usr/lib/grub/x86_64-efi)

sudo apt install grub-efi

Maybe try

grub2-install --target=arm64-efi --efi-directory=/boot/efi --bootloader-id=grub2

I solved by installing grub2-efi-modules and efibootmgr


For deb system

apt install grub-efi-amd64-bin

for rpm system

dnf install grub2-efi-x64-modules

in my case it helped


If your server supports both BIOS and UEFI modes, perhaps you tried installing grub-efi while it was in BIOS mode. In doubt, check if /sys/firmware/efi is available on your system. If it isn't your machine is likely using BIOS.


I was on Ubuntu 20.04.1 live CD when I encountered this problem. I tried CodeAlfa's and A-la She's answers, but they didn't work.

Coincidentally, I had installed Artix Linux so I had the iso still on my disk. artix-base-runit-20201128-x86_64.iso image had the file /usr/lib/grub/x86_64-efi/modinfo.sh.

I mounted rootfs.img (inside the Artix iso image) and copied the entire directory over:

mkdir /tmp/axi && mount artix-base-runit-20201128-x86_64.iso /tmp/axi
mkdir /tmp/rfs && mount /tmp/axi/LiveOS/rootfs.img /tmp/rfs
cp /tmp/rfs/usr/lib/grub/x86_64-efi /usr/lib/grub/x86_64-efi -r

This solved the problem.

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