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Old 01-11-2015, 11:31 AM   #61
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You could try installing os-prober. It's supposed to detect other OSes so Grub can add them to it's menu.
Yes, the GRUB tutorial refers to using os-prober too. But it also says 'refer to the grub.cfg file, os-prober section'. But it isn't clear where that is. http://dedoimedo.com/computers/grub-...mozTocId835620

The GRUB tutorial is a little bit complicated. It also seems to be saying if you install a new distro, then the previous GRUB bootloader gets overwritten. But then starts talking about the difference between GRUB legacy and GRUB2.

This looks like a GRUB issue, so I'm going to start a new thread about the bootloader.
 
Old 01-11-2015, 01:58 PM   #62
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You do need os-prober I just tried to update-grub on my other system which had no os-prober which got no results. After installing it, it saw the other systems.
 
Old 01-11-2015, 02:12 PM   #63
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You do need os-prober I just tried to update-grub on my other system which had no os-prober which got no results. After installing it, it saw the other systems.
Yes, I tried installing os-prober and I got an error message:

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apt-get install os-prober
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 fglrx-driver : Depends: libfglrx (= 1:12-6+point-3) but it is not going to be installed
                Recommends: fglrx-modules-dkms (= 1:12-6+point-3) but it is not going to be installed or
                            fglrx-kernel-12-6+point
                Recommends: libgl1-fglrx-glx-i386 but it is not installable
                Recommends: fglrx-glx-ia32 but it is not going to be installed
 libgl1-fglrx-glx : Depends: libfglrx (= 1:12-6+point-3) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
So now I've had to start a new thread about sorting out my non-free sound card issue.
I resolved it on my first install. But with this second install I'm getting slightly different error messages.
 
Old 01-11-2015, 04:01 PM   #64
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Post your /etc/apt/sources.list
 
Old 01-13-2015, 02:52 PM   #65
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You do need os-prober I just tried to update-grub on my other system which had no os-prober which got no results. After installing it, it saw the other systems.
Now that I've sorted out the install of a broken package, I've been able install os-prober and it resolved the problem.

I read a tutorial on GRUB but it didn't mention that after a new install, GRUB can't probe for existing installs.
So it seems os-prober is essential for creating multi-boot systems with GRUB.

Did you use debootstrap to create your new install?
 
Old 06-05-2016, 09:31 AM   #66
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You may check my thread you have a cool method to install debian using debootstrap :

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ks-4175581486/
 
Old 02-13-2017, 10:09 PM   #67
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Thumbs up it works

But you also needs config swap partition.
 
  


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