[SOLVED] GRUB bootloader "issues" on Debian Wheezy 7.5 (multiboot with Windows 7)
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GRUB bootloader "issues" on Debian Wheezy 7.5 (multiboot with Windows 7)
I have just installed Debian Wheezy (7.5) with LXDE (32-bits version), and it comes with GRUB bootloader (I think its GRUB 2 version). There is also Windows 7 Pro installed on the same hard disk. Previously, I was using Windows 7 and Lubuntu (decided to switch from Ubuntu to Debian).
Now, everything works fine, but Debian's GRUB bootloader is showing odd options.
These are the options GRUB is displaying (by order):
- Debian GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.2.0-4-686-pae
- Debian GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.2.0-4-686-pae (recovery order)
- Debian GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.2.0-4-486
- Debian GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.2.0-4-486 (recovery mode)
- Memory test (memtest 86+)
- Memory test (memtest 86+, serial console 115200)
- Memory test (memtest 86+, experimental multiboot)
- Memory test (memtest 86+, serial console 115200, experimental multiboot)
- Windows Vista (loader)
- Windows Vista (loader)
For Debian I choose third option (Debian GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.2.0-4-486), and for Windows 7, I choose last option.
Is it normal for GRUB to be showing Windows Vista even if it is Windows 7? Also, when I choose Windows Vista option, I am getting message saying "error, missing argument. Press any key to continue". When I press any key, Win7 loads properly.
While I was using Ubuntu (Lubuntu,Xubuntu), Ubuntu's GRUB loader was working fine, but I decided to leave Ubuntu because I had some issues regarding sleep mode, being stucked in login screen and similar. And Debian should be like most stable distribution, right?
Should I reinstall GRUB somehow, or just leave it as is? Or maybe install some different boot loader?
BTW, GRUB boot loader displays following version info: "GNU GRUB version 1.99.27 + deb7u2"
If you look at the entries for Debian, you will see a standard entry and a recovery mode for pae and non-pae. The memtest entries are also different as you can see from the menuentry line. I wouldn't bother changing them as the different kernels take up very little space. If you don't want to see them on boot, you can comment some of the entries out with # at the beginning of the menuentry line or make a backup, as long as you still have the Debian installation medium if you have problems. You could do some research on pae to see if you need that.