buggNewSense GNU/Linux - Bugs: bug #28167, os-prober doesn't detect gnewsense


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bug #28167: os-prober doesn't detect gnewsense

Submitted by:  Robert Millan <robertmh>
Submitted on:  Fri 04 Dec 2009 03:50:47 PM UTC  
Category:  Package Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  All architectures Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Danny Clark <djbclark>
Open/Closed:  Closed

Mon 01 Jul 2013 07:52:12 PM UTC, comment #2:

Parkes's os-prober (on i386) detects another installation of Parkes and a Deltah partition.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Wed 13 Jan 2010 07:11:55 PM UTC, comment #1:


The program Josh Kwan and I developed for d-i to do this is quite flexible, new OSes and linux distros can be added by just dropping in a test file to check for them. It's fairly good at probing all the info needed to boot some installation of linux (the root, and /boot partitions, a kernel, an initrd, and kernel parameters). Since every version of linux does things slightly differently, this is no mean feat, techniques used include parsing /etc/fstab, rummaging around in /boot, parsing grub menu.lst files, etc.

I should be able to do this; sounds like a fix that may also randomly fix other problems.

Danny Clark <djbclark>In charge of this item.
Fri 04 Dec 2009 03:50:47 PM UTC, original submission:

It should detect all versions of gNewSense, including deltah and metad.

This should be worked on with the Debian developers (who maintain os-prober).

Robert Millan <robertmh>


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