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Re: Bug#461442: please add support for os-prober to detect other OSes in

From: Otavio Salvador
Subject: Re: Bug#461442: please add support for os-prober to detect other OSes in update-grub
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 13:47:10 -0200
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Fabian Greffrath <address@hidden> writes:

> At the moment there is still one problem left: os-prober returns the
> partition on which it finds the OS as a system device name,
> e.g. /dev/hda2. At the moment, GRUB does not provide an (easy) way to
> translate these into GRUB drives, e.g. (hd0,1). This is why I allready
> requested such a feature on this list [2].
> Another problem (or: missing feature) is, that at the moment my script
> can only add chainloaded OSes to grub.cfg. To add kernels like Linux
> or HURD it is necessary to mount these partitions again to find out
> exactly where the kernel and initrd images reside. This is something I
> want to avoid, because the partitions have allready been mounted by
> os-prober and I don't want to duplicate it's code for this
> purpose. Maybe os-prober could be modified to be more verbose in such
> cases and report the entire path to the images.

os-prober is developed inside Debian Installer team.

I think it's two different but reports and then it would be nice to
report a specific bug (maybe with a proposed patch) for os-prober to
provide what you'd need and then we can push it.

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