How To Install grub-bios-setup on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install grub-bios-setup on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update grub-bios-setup as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install grub
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install grub

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is grub-bios-setup and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install grub-bios-setup on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install grub-bios-setup on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install grub-bios-setup using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install grub

Install grub-bios-setup on CentOS 8 using yum

Because grub-bios-setup is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install grub-bios-setup package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install grub

How to upgrade (update) a single package grub-bios-setup using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like grub-bios-setup in this example you should use the following command:

yum update grub

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade grub

How to Upgrade grub-bios-setup on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update grub

How To remove grub-bios-setup from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the grub-bios-setup package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove grub

Extra info and code examples

GRUB is a portable, powerful bootloader. This version of GRUB is based on a cleaner design than its predecessors, and provides the following new features: - Scripting in grub.cfg using BASH-like syntax. - Support for modern partition maps such as GPT. - Modular generation of grub.cfg via update-grub. Packages providing GRUB add-ons can plug in their own script rules and trigger updates by invoking update-grub. - VESA-based graphical mode with background image support and complete 24-bit color set. - Support for extended charsets. Users can write UTF-8 text to their menu entries. This is a dependency package for a version of GRUB that has been built for use with the traditional PC/BIOS architecture. Installing this package indicates that this version of GRUB should be the active boot loader.


You now have a full guide on how to install grub-bios-setup using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the grub-bios-setup from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install grub-bios-setup on Fedora 34

How To Install grub-bios-setup on CentOS 8

How To Install grub-bios-setup on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install grub-bios-setup on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install grub-bios-setup on Kali Linux

How To Install grub-bios-setup on Debian 11