Managing grub/menu.lst with multiple distros 

Newsgroups: gmane.linux.debian.user
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2007
> Is there a way that each of them can update grub (initrd, vmlinuz,
> menu.lst etc.) automatically upon a kernel upgrade?

Simple, run


after a fresh install or after you upgrade your kernel. Ref:

> . . . why can the installer only detect a Windows installation and not
> other Linux distros? . . .

Yeah, I am wondering why update-grub can't do that myself.

> I have been trying to find out how to get grub updated for both
> Debian(Sid) and the recently installed Gutsy(pre-release).

Why not just chain load them? Whatever OS, even window$, grub's chain load can boot them fine, as long as the partition is bootable by itself. Ref:

If the partition is not bootable by itself, especially when you install the grub to MBR, you can still put an entry in you main menu.lst, eg,

configfile (hd1,0)/grub/menu.list

so as to refer to its boot menu from the main boot partition.