Bug 975923 - Grub2 boot menu missing entries that should be there.
Grub2 boot menu missing entries that should be there.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub2 (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Unspecified
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-06-19 11:33 EDT by Steve Foster
Modified: 2014-02-05 16:52 EST (History)
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Description Steve Foster 2013-06-19 11:33:20 EDT
Description of problem:
After last yum update the Grub2 boot menu just says "Fedora"
linux-boot-prober /dev/sda1

So where are they on the boot menu..?  
The single Fedora line corresponds to the lastest one.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm -qa | grep grub

How reproducible:
Every single boot.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Reboot my system

Actual results:
Single grub2 menu "Fedora"

Expected results:
Normal List of Last 3 kernels

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mads Kiilerich 2013-08-18 19:54:28 EDT
Grub do have advanced handling of booting of the "current" OS. os-prober is a half-hearted attempt of doing something that might work. A better approach is to let each OS manage its own configuration and let a main bootloader dispatch between different os's. That do however require some manual work, for instance using the grub configfile directive or some kind of "chain loading".

So what you describe is kind of by (lack of) design and not a bug. Upstream might make improvements in this area in a later version.
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