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Re: Where has my Windows partition gone?

To answer my own questions...

Grub2 seems to store it's configurations in /boot/grub/grub.cfg

But this file is not meant to be manually configured, it can be, but is discouraged and is read-only by default.

Standard manual menu edits should be done in /etc/grub.d/40_custom

This is a module system and you must run # update-grub to load the updated module.

If you wanna see the auto probe results that should be in /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober

If your system isn't auto-detecting you windows system check to see that os-prober is installed. If not, apt-get and run update-grub.

Useful information here:


Apparently you can get hard disk and uuid infomation at the command line by running # blkid

I haven't tested this yet but should be interesting...


-----Original Message-----
From: teddieeb@tmo.blackberry.net
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 01:25:27 
To: Debian Lists<debian-user@lists.debian.org>
Reply-To: teddieeb@tmo.blackberry.net
Subject: Re: Where has my Windows partition gone?

Hmmm, I coulda swore my testing/squeeze install had one. 

That's the thing I hate, everything always moving around.

Grub2 has to have a config file somewhere that's comparable to menu.list to fetch it from, what is the new config file and where is it?

Second, I haven't been a fan of the uuid thing mainly because I dunno how to identify a drives uuid. What is the CLi commands one would use to identify a given drive and it's uuid?

Always learn something;

------Original Message------
From: Thierry Chatelet
To: Tim Saunders
Subject: Re: Where has my Windows partition gone?
Sent: Nov 13, 2010 8:01 PM

On Sunday 14 November 2010 01:52:41 teddieeb@tmo.blackberry.net wrote:
> Check your menu.list file and see if the entry for windows is still there,
> I have seen it disappear or somehow be eaten.
> /boot/grub/menu.list

No more menu.list with grub2 which is the default (I am guessing here) with
squeeze. Also, hard drive are called by their UUID now.


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