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Grub4EFI - Install and Service - (one way among others)

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#1 Tokener


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Posted 16 August 2021 - 01:59 PM

The tutorial is based on one way (among others) to install and service Grub4EFI (G4E).

This way of installing worked for me, even on VirtualBox - the default way may differ from this.

Try this process on a testing-computer first - if errors occure your system may fail to start.


Install Grub4EFI


Download and extract G4E-Installer.
Mount extracted ISO to drive letter.
Here Y:
Start G4E_Menu.exe as administrator.
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Select and start G4E-Install of appropriate OS-architecture.
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If provided, at least 2 files should be listed as existing.
If not, they are extracted from script file.

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Select the EFI System Partition (ESP) drive of your computer. Ask for advice if you cannot tell.
Press [Run User Func] to mount this partition.
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While the process is running status messages are splashing.
When it is finished you have chance to read the log-file.
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The section Report(FileCopy) lists if essential files are copied.
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Add files as boot option to the G4E config-file (menu.lst)
Download and extract Grubmenu-xTender.
Mount extracted ISO to drive letter.
Here Z:
Run GMX_Menu.exe as administrator.
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Select and start Grubmenu-xTender of appropriate OS-architecture.
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Click [File]-[Mount Partitions]
Select the EFI System Partition (ESP) drive of your computer.
Press [Run User Func] to mount this partition.
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If exists, G4E-menu.lst is detected and listed.
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To store G4E boot files a certain folder is required (no spaces in path).
Create / select this folder in the belonging dialog.

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Next choose the boot-file you want to start from G4E-menu.
Menu title is set automatically.
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Select the appropriate template for this file. Here: ISO
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In case you want to change the menu title, reload the strings when done.
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You have to confirm the install command to start the process.
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If a FileCopy is done and WinContig is detected, the file is examined.
Occuring errors concerning the language file can be ignored.
These errors appeare only if started from readonly media.

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Restart to have a look at the G4E menu.
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Hope this successfully lets you create a G4E menu on your computer.


Big thanks to all who have their share in the development of Grub4EFI.
I would be very grateful for any suggestions and ideas for improvement of this tutorial.
Regards   Tokener






Ein großes Dankeschön an alle, die ihren Anteil an der Entwicklung von Grub4EFI haben.



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