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Bug#282308: Installation report

Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
> # linux installation on /dev/hda5.
> title           SuSE Linux 8.2 (i586) (on /dev/hda5)
> root            (hd0,4)
> kernel          /boot/vmlinuz.version.h root=/dev/hda5
> savedefault
> boot

We can probably detect with with a size check heuristic. (A minimal
installation system such as d-i doesn't have the file command).

> The entries in the original GRUB menu of the SUSE installation were:
> title linux
>     kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda5 vga=0x31a  acpi=off splash=silent showopts
>     initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd
> title failsafe
>     kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinuz.shipped root=/dev/hda5 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off vga=normal nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 3
>     initrd (hd0,4)/boot/initrd.shipped

Where does SuSE hide its grub menu? If the installer can find one of
those it simply uses it, instead of trying to hunt down kernel images on
its own.

see shy jo

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