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How can I see the version of GRUB that is running in a particular Ubuntu version. A terminal command that can tell me.

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For me the above answer given by @Daniel does not work. I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and to check the version of Grub (Grub2) I need to type:

grub-install --version

check grub2 version

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On clean ubuntu installs the grub package itself doesn't seem to be installed. Thus typing 'grub -anyoption' results in an error that says grub is not installed. However you can type for example

grub-install -v

And it will give you the correct version of grub currently installed

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The version of the Grub is 1.99-21ubuntu3

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I find it more friendly this way. Also grub-probe -V works. –  Luis Feb 25 '12 at 1:14
    
basicly everything in your /usr/bin folder that starts with 'grub' does the job –  Daniel Feb 25 '12 at 1:22

This will roughly do the job:

dpkg -l | grep grub | grep ii

You should note that just to confuse things that the version 1.9x is known as Grub2. I think they number it in a similar way that people would call the 1600-1699, the 17th century.

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I find it weird that there is no command for it. like a grub command that grub -v and done. Thanks again Oli you rock ^^. –  Luis Feb 25 '12 at 1:02
    
I think that v1.9 is supposed to be "pre-Grub2" - i.e., an almost ready version. Yet, you'd think that 2.0.x RC# would have been better naming for them... –  Mei Feb 25 '12 at 2:30
    
The thing is--the grub you may be using to boot may not be installed from the Ubuntu system you are currently running. Therefore I prefer the other answer. –  John S Gruber Oct 7 '12 at 17:52

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