I would like to select /dev/sda in the "Configuration grub-pc" menu that popped up in my terminal while upgrading my distro version. However, I have no idea how to select it! Every key I press either does nothing, or takes me to a second menu that says "You chose not to install GRUB to any devices." How do I select it? Configuration grub-pc menu

When I select <Ok> without selecting an option: enter image description here


Use [tab] to switch between options, use [spacebar] to select.

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    This works, why the spacebar to select though? The dialog doesn't indicate that, did I miss it on an earlier screen?
    – Kinsa
    Nov 28 '14 at 14:34
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    On Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) simply pressing 'up' and 'down' allows you to move through the options but, yes, 'Space-bar' actually makes the selection by appending an '*' to an option on a list. Feb 14 '19 at 19:47
  • Upgrading from 18.04 (Lubuntu), the Tab key, or the up and down arrows, moves a red indicator box up or down the drive options for the Grub location. However, it is the Space Bar that places the star symbol "*" to designate your selection. (Kind of a double-step selection.) Finally, press the Enter key to continue the upgrade.
    – Charles
    Jun 11 at 7:21

Try Tab key,it would help you to select the options.

Select continue without installing grub,and then update your grub by running below command,

sudo update-grub
  • Hitting tab just highlights the <Ok> option, leaving the three options blank.
    – kelorek
    Dec 1 '13 at 0:38
  • press <ok>to install grub all of them.So that no option to select which device. Dec 1 '13 at 0:53
  • Read the third paragraph in the screenshot. Dec 1 '13 at 0:54
  • I only want to select the first option. See the second screenshot.
    – kelorek
    Dec 1 '13 at 1:01
  • if you press <no> on the second screenshot,it will take you to the first one. Dec 1 '13 at 1:03

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