[Mageia-discuss] Enhance GRUB

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 13 00:01:16 CET 2011

2011/12/12 JA Magallon <jamagallon at ono.com>:
> On Mon, 12 Dec 2011 16:39:51 -0500
> Frank Griffin <ftg at roadrunner.com> wrote:
>> On 12/12/2011 04:24 PM, Kristoffer Grundström wrote:
>> > 2011-12-12 22:22, Florian Hubold skrev:
>> >> Am 12.12.2011 22:15, schrieb Kristoffer Grundström:
>> >>>
>> >>> How to make it more easier to know which kernel belongs to which
>> >>> distro&
>> >>> version if you don't focus on the mga1 or mga2-part in the kernel-name?
>> >>>
>> >> That's why you can use titles as you want, to easier distinguish those.
>> > And how is a newbie supposed to see that he/she can do so?
>> >
>> Newbies, for the most part, don't often run multiple distros on the same
>> machine, and even less often have to resort to booting old kernels.
>> When Mageia updates a kernel, it creates new entries with the full
>> kernel name for the version it is replacing, but alters the existing
>> entry for the replaced kernel in place.  So, as the initial install gave
>> you a "Mageia" title entry for the installed system, this will always be
>> set to the last installed kernel.  Also, Windows partitions are
>> identified as such in the Mageia-generated titles.
> Side note... a 'problem' I always have to do by hand and EasyBCD...
> Would it be feasible, when installer detects there is a windows partition,
> add the Linux entry to the windows boot menu ?
> Probably XP is easy, boot.ini is text, but for Win7 you must edit the
> BCD programatically. Are there linux tools to do that ?

Is there a special reason you need the Windows bootloader? Normally
you let the Linux bootloader do the work, the installer detects all
Windows installations and inserts the proper entries in the menu.lst -
you can also set the boot default to Windows very easy (if you want).


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