Bug#684265: Debian Installer 7.0 Beta2 release bug #684265
On Sep 13, 2012, at 5:49 AM, Milan Kupcevic wrote:
When I load the fuse module manually os-prober works fine.
Therefore solution for bug reports 684265, 686314, 686631, 687286 is
create fuse-modules udeb package. Patch is available here:
Other problems related to listing other OS's in grub menu, that may or
may not be related to os-prober, are described in bug reports 587397,
603107, 608025, 608219, 609251.
If you see similar problems related to LVM please file a separate bug
We seem to have solved about a third of the problems uncovered in
investigating this bug:
1) It seems likely that adding a udeb for fuse-modules will allow os-
prober to identify other Linux OS root partitions and get them added
to the boot-loader config file... But only as long as those partitions
are not LVM partitions.
I have not performed definitive experiments to verify either half of
this assertion, but the evidence so far does point in that direction.
When can I expect the "udeb for fuse" fix to be included in an
upcoming daily iso? I'll be happy to test it when it's available.
2) We have not yet identified the ingredient that makes the boot-
loader installer unable to handle Linux OS root on LVM partitions
correctly. I'm willing to pursue the issue thru to its conclusion, if
someone who knows the installer internals better will guide me.
3) It would be nice if all boot-loader installers were as vigilant as
the current grub installer. The grub installer warns the user if it
finds only one OS partition (the one it's installing for) and asks if
she wants to go ahead with a process that may have to be re-done after
the install completes, due to having missed other OS roots.
From my own personal perspective, the one particular boot-loader
installer I would like this "extra vigilant" feature for is the
powerpc yaboot installer. I would file a wishlist bugreport on this
issue if I only knew which package to file it against. Can anyone
suggest a good candidate?