Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 334701
GRUB does not include other OSes in boot loader menu
Last modified: 2009-04-23 13:32:11 EDT
Description of problem:
When installing F8t3 from the network installer disk, GRUB does not find any
other Fedora root Linux partitions on my hard drive. This means that there is
only one option to boot from in the GRUB boot menu, the latest F8t3 root
partition. I have an FC6 boot partition on my system that GRUB does not find.
This may also apply to other partitions, such as Win XP, etc. (I overwrote my
XP partition, with the latest installation of F8t3, due to space constraints.)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
grub-0.97-19 the default from installing
I expect GRUB to find all the other partitions that contain a bootable OS,
whatever flavor that may be.
This could be really nasty for new users of Fedora. I think it really needs
fixing ASAP for that reason. I don't think new users of Fedora will be too
happy, if they cannot boot any of their alternative OSes.
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Changed to Fedora version 10.
*** Bug 452545 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This might actually be fixed in recent versions of Anaconda; see bug 464214. Can anyone retest, either with Windows or other Linux variants as described in bug 452545?
I'm told this is definitely an Anaconda problem; Grub is not expected to self-configure. Since there's already a report against Anaconda, I'm marking this bug as a duplicate. If you do test again for this issue, please note your results there. Thanks!
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 464214 ***