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bug #48068: Improve/fix Hurd detected device name in 30_os-prober script

Submitted by:  Rodrigo V. G. <rodri>
Submitted on:  Tue 31 May 2016 06:26:55 PM UTC  
Category:  Configuration Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Software Error
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Open Release: 
Release:  Git master Reproducibility:  Every Time
Planned Release:  2.03+

Tue 31 May 2016 06:26:55 PM UTC, original submission:

Here is a possible patch for:
to provide the correct device name for booting the Hurd (it expects device names like:
instead of:
provided currently).
The patch was originally submitted as a Debian bug at:

diff -Naur grub-git/util/grub.d/30_os-prober.in grub-git-2/util/grub.d/30_os-prober.in
--- grub-git/util/grub.d/30_os-prober.in 2016-05-31 20:00:59.770965288 +0200
+++ grub-git-2/util/grub.d/30_os-prober.in 2016-05-31 20:03:04.526960041 +0200
@@ -298,7 +298,7 @@
save_default_entry | grub_add_tab
prepare_grub_to_access_device ${DEVICE} | grub_add_tab
grub_device="`${grub_probe} --device ${DEVICE} --target=drive`"
- mach_device="`echo "${grub_device}" | sed -e 's/(\(hd.*\),msdos\(.*\))/\1s\2/'`"
+ mach_device=`${grub_probe} --device ${DEVICE} --target=compatibility_hint | sed 's/,msdos/s/'`
grub_fs="`${grub_probe} --device ${DEVICE} --target=fs`"
case "${grub_fs}" in
*fs) hurd_fs="${grub_fs}" ;;

Rodrigo V. G. <rodri>


Attached Files
file #37324:  grub-diff.txt added by rodri (750B - text/plain)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2017-03-05 phcoder Planned ReleaseNone => 2.03+
    2016-05-31 rodri Attached File- => Added grub-diff.txt, #37324

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