Bug 334701 - GRUB does not include other OSes in boot loader menu
Summary: GRUB does not include other OSes in boot loader menu
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 464214
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub
Version: 10
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 452545 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-10-16 16:16 UTC by Keith Roberts
Modified: 2009-04-23 17:32 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2009-04-23 17:32:11 UTC

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Description Keith Roberts 2007-10-16 16:16:21 UTC
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

Expected results:

I expect GRUB to find all the other partitions that contain a bootable OS, 
whatever flavor that may be.

Additional info:

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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Comment 2 Keith Roberts 2008-11-27 14:41:30 UTC
Changed to Fedora version 10.

Comment 3 Christopher Beland 2009-04-22 22:17:21 UTC
*** Bug 452545 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Christopher Beland 2009-04-23 08:30:48 UTC
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?

Comment 5 Christopher Beland 2009-04-23 17:32:11 UTC
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 ***

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