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Old 02-07-2015, 05:23 PM   #1
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Mageia Installed: Unable to see Grub2 Menu or Linux Mint


Hi:

I installed Mageia to my 500 GB HDD (/dev/sda)and it's running properly.
The computer boots right into Mageia but I am not getting the GNU Grub Menu at start up.

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Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors 
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes 
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes 
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes 
Disklabel type: dos 
Disk identifier: 0x00000000 
Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary. 
Partition 2 does not start on physical sector boundary. 

Device    Boot     Start       End    Blocks  Id System 
/dev/sda1             63   4000184   2000061  82 Linux swap / Solaris 
/dev/sda2 *      4000185 976773167 486386491+ 83 Linux 


Disk /dev/sdb: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors 
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes 
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes 
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes 
Disklabel type: dos 
Disk identifier: 0x000a06f2 

Device    Boot     Start       End    Blocks  Id System 
/dev/sdb1 *         2048 972773375 486385664  83 Linux 
/dev/sdb2      972773376 976773119   1999872  82 Linux swap / Solaris
I have Linux Mint installed on the 1 TB HDD which is the second drive in my desktop tower (/dev/sdb)

I'm able to see and access all of my files on Linux Mint from Mageia so that's ok.

I tried running os-prober but that returns command not found.
I ran grub-update but Mint doesn't appear in the Grub Menu.
The Grub Menu doesn't even show; the system just boot directly into Mageia.
I also tried grub-mkconfig and that returned command not found.

How do I add my Linux Mint distrubution to the Grub2 Menu from Mageia?
 
Old 02-07-2015, 05:54 PM   #2
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It's fixed now-

The first time I ran sudo os-prober the command was not found.

After running it again only by becoming root with "SU" and ran os-prober Linux Mint and it's image was visable in the terminal.
I than ran grub-update as root not using sudo but using "SU" ; rebooted and I now am able to boot into either Mageia or Linux Mint.

I wasn't aware that Mageia's blue screen is actually the Grub Menu with the option to boot other distros in the list.

I was expecting a black and white GNU GRUB MENU not a Mageia Blue Menu that looks like it's going to boot directly to Mageia.
 
  


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