bugGNU GRUB - Bugs: bug #38364, Prober for android-x86


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bug #38364: Prober for android-x86

Submitted by:  JPT <jpt>
Submitted on:  Thu 21 Feb 2013 11:53:20 AM UTC  
Category: ConfigurationSeverity: Major
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Feature Request
Status: InvalidPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOriginator Name: JPT
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: 
Release: 1.98Reproducibility: None
Planned Release: None

Mon 25 Feb 2013 08:33:19 AM UTC, comment #1:

os-prober is maintained by debian-boot, not us.

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Thu 21 Feb 2013 11:53:20 AM UTC, original submission:


I would like to see an os-prober for android-x86.
the default installations are like this:
A new ext3 partition containing a folder having the name of the installation. In this folder are linux kernel, inird etc.

for an example of the default grub-legacy installation see attachment menu.lst.
for an example how a manually created grub2 config may look like, see attachment 40_android-4.2. (a little bit modified, for standard kernel parameters see menu.lst)

maybe we might define a config file to place in the partition root containing some information like:
- "this is an android installation"
- pattern to find installations
- relative path to kernel and images
- default kernel parameters


JPT <jpt>


Attached Files
file #27491:  40_android-4.2 added by jpt (590B - application/octet-stream)
file #27492:  menu.lst added by jpt (494B - application/octet-stream)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Mon 25 Feb 2013 08:33:19 AM UTCphcoderStatusNone=>Invalid
    Thu 21 Feb 2013 11:53:20 AM UTCjptAttached File-=>Added 40_android-4.2, #27491
      Attached File-=>Added menu.lst, #27492

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