grub2 will not install on lenovo y50-70 touch

Asked by G.Dean on 2018-10-30

WHEN INSTALLING UBUNTU 18.10 ON A LENOVO Y50-70 TOUCH, INSTALLATION FAILS WHEN GRUB TRIES TO INSTALL THEN A MESSAGE INDICATES GRUB HAS FAILED TO INSTALL.

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2018-11-17

Are you dual booting the system with Windows?

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G.Dean (gdean) said : #2

Thank you for your reply. My caps lock must have been on, sorry about that.
I have tried it both ways, (dual boot and a clean reformatted drive) same happens
but I have found it will install if when instalation comes to the screen where I can
choose a minimal install. Then after install I upgrade. It's kind a flakey, but it works. On the same machine 16.04.1 installs with a no problem.

Gene

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Jeremy (wa113y3s) said : #3

Sounds like the grub-efi-amd64-signed cannot be installed to /target error?

G.Dean (gdean) said : #4

I tried a new flavor today (Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Bionic Beaver) that would not install with the boot mode set UEFI but installed ok when changed to Legacy Support. I don't know about the grub efi you commented about but if you want
me to try anything, I'm happy to help.

Gene

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>Sounds like the grub-efi-amd64-signed cannot be installed to /target
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