How to Uninstall and Install grub-legacy Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 14, 2022

GRUB is a GPLed bootloader intended to unify bootloading across x86 operating systems. In addition to loading the Linux kernel, it implements the Multiboot standard, which allows for flexible loading of multiple boot images (needed for modular kernels such as the GNU Hurd). In this tutorial, I will show you how to install grub-legacy on Ubuntu 22.04.

Prerequisites

  • Operating system: grub-legacy needs Ubuntu 22.04 to work
  • Privileges: Make sure that you can run the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install grub-legacy on Ubuntu 22.04

Install grub-legacy Ubuntu 22.04

grub-legacy is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one that you think is easy and you can follow.

Install grub-legacy using APT

This is one of the popular ways to install any Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these steps to install grub-legacy on your Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing this Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Start installing the packages on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install grub-legacy Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt -y install grub-legacy

Install grub-legacy using Aptitude

You must run this command to install Aptitude if you haven’t already done so on Ubuntu.

sudo apt install aptitude

After that, you can now install grub-legacy, just following these steps:

Step 1: Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt update

Step 2: Start installing the packages on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install grub-legacy Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude install grub-legacy

Uninstall grub-legacy on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever considered how difficult it is to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You are mistaken; anyone, not just package administrators, can easily uninstall any program.

This command can be used to uninstall grub-legacy from Ubuntu 22.04 if it was installed using APT or Aptitude.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove grub-legacy

To uninstall grub-legacy and remove its data and dependencies, you can also use the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge grub-legacy

Conclusion

In this guide, I showed you ways to install grub-legacy on Ubuntu 22.04 and ways to uninstall grub-legacy too. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require assistance. I’m delighted to respond.