I need to run update-grub because I've compiled a new kernel but the update-grub command is not installed. What is the name of the package for the Raspberry Pi that provides this program.

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You do not need grub on the Raspberry Pi, but you do need to do a few more steps as explained here.

  • Thanks. Explains why I couldn't find it. I was following a more generic linux kernel compilation guide. I'll try again with the guide you linked. But as an aside if not grub, then how does it the RPi boot?
    – dpetican
    Commented Jul 24, 2016 at 1:35
  • @dpetican It's hardcoded into the Pi. See stackoverflow.com/questions/6139952/…
    – geek1011
    Commented Jul 24, 2016 at 1:38

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