[Techtalk] double installation of Ubuntu and grub

Carla Schroder carla at bratgrrl.com
Wed Feb 7 21:29:47 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 06 February 2007 16:50, Wim De Smet wrote:
> On 2/6/07, Roberta Gallini <regina.amazzone at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I believe Ubuntu automatically creates GRUB menu entries when you
> > > install new kernels. If it doesn't, they are easy to add manually.
> >
> > I know that it does, but will the Grub create them also in the "other"
> > installation?
> >
> > I mean, I know that in the Edgy installation the grub will be updated,
> > but will it function also in the "other" grub on the dapper partition?
> The update-grub(8) script is used for this. It scans /boot for kernels
> and adds them automatically. If you install a new kernel and its not
> in the same /boot as the other kernels likely update-grub will just
> update a menu.lst that is never used. (because the grub installed to
> the hard drive reads the menu.lst from the other installation) You'll
> have to add the entries for the new kernel manually after booting into
> the other installation.

Cool, I never heard of that. Nice script.

Carla Schroder
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