grub-bios-setup Man page

GRUB-BIOS-SETUP(8) System Administration Utilities GRUB-BIOS-SETUP(8)


grub-bios-setup – set up a device to boot using GRUB


grub-bios-setup [OPTION…] DEVICE


Set up images to boot from DEVICE.

You should not normally run this program directly. Use grub-install

-a, –allow-floppy
make the drive also bootable as floppy (default for fdX
devices). May break on some BIOSes.

-b, –boot-image=FILE
use FILE as the boot image [default=boot.img]

-c, –core-image=FILE
use FILE as the core image [default=core.img]

-d, –directory=DIR
use GRUB files in the directory DIR [default=/boot/grub]

-f, –force
install even if problems are detected

-m, –device-map=FILE
use FILE as the device map [default=/boot/grub/]

Do not apply any reed-solomon codes when embedding core.img.
This option is only available on x86 BIOS targets.

-s, –skip-fs-probe
do not probe for filesystems in DEVICE

-v, –verbose
print verbose messages.

-?, –help
give this help list

give a short usage message

-V, –version
print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or
optional for any corresponding short options.

DEVICE must be an OS device (e.g. /dev/sda).


Report bugs to .


grub-install(8), grub-mkimage, grub-mkrescue

The full documentation for grub-bios-setup is maintained as a Texinfo
manual. If the info and grub-bios-setup programs are properly
installed at your site, the command

info grub-bios-setup

should give you access to the complete manual.

grub-bios-setup (GRUB) 2.02~beta2-3Julyn20162 GRUB-BIOS-SETUP(8)