I currently have Ubuntu 16.04 (with GNOME 3) installed on my Acer Aspire V Nitro, alongside Windows 10. The installation was fine but when I boot into my system it loads an empty grub screen. For a while I was stuck there but then I was guided by this. This solved my issue except the last step in the solution, with the sudo update-grub command, didn't work.

So basically each time I want to load into either one of my OS's I have to manually go through the solutions in the linked thread.

Is there a better solution to my issue? And why isn't sudo update-grub solving my issue?

Edit: sudo update-grub outputs the following:

Generating grub config file...
Warning: setting grub to non zero timeout value...
Found linux image: path
Found intird image: path
Found windows boot manager: path
adding boot menu entry for EFI Firmware
  • I have updated it to reflect the output!
    – VBoi
    Nov 2 '16 at 17:40

In case of corruption of grub, you should try to reinstall grub by this command sudo grub-install /dev/sda replacing sda by your HDD while you are booted into your Operating System. Next run sudo update-grub

  • I can normally load into my system. I think the issue is that my Grub is unable to locate the configfile and each time boot I have to manually do this using the commands in the linked article. After booting, I choose to update grub but that doesn't have an effect!
    – VBoi
    Nov 2 '16 at 17:41
  • Nopes, grub is searching for config files from some inexistent directory... Reinstalling GRUB will do
    – Ceda EI
    Nov 2 '16 at 17:43
  • Do I reinstall grub on my "/" mount point partition
    – VBoi
    Nov 2 '16 at 18:37
  • No, install it on the disk. Do not add any partition number in the above command.
    – Ceda EI
    Nov 3 '16 at 16:57

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