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 Dec 4 15:50:47 2009  
Category: PackageSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: All architecturesStatus: Fixed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Danny Clark <djbclark>
Open/Closed: Closed

Mon Jul 1 19:52:12 2013, comment #2:

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

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Wed Jan 13 19:11:55 2010, 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 Dec 4 15:50:47 2009, 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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