[GW-C] Re: sharing /boot among multible Linux distros

D. Hugh Redelmeier hugh at mimosa.com
Sun Dec 8 06:11:45 UTC 2013


| From: Joe Zeff <joe at zeff.us>

| On 11/26/2013 02:00 PM, Javier Perez wrote:
| > For some reason, Ubuntu does not find out Fedora unless I mount the disk
| > each time I update ubuntu kernel.
| 
| How do you expect Ubuntu to find a kernel on an unmounted partition?

It is supposed to find it.  There is a bug in Ubuntu 12.04:

  <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/os-prober/+bug/1038093>

This was reported more than a year ago.

That bugs.Launchpad notes an upstream fix a year ago, so the bug was
marked as "Fix Released" almost a year ago.

But no update to 12.04 has been issued.

This is an example of why I am less comfortable with Ubuntu.


I had similar problems with Fedora that were resolved more quickly:

<https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=882568>
Fedora could not mount the Ubuntu partition for examination because it
wasn't SELinux labelled.  Of course requiring a Ubuntu partition to be
labelled for Fedora isn't reasonable.

<https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=995777>
Not a Fedora bug.  Fedora could not mount the Ubuntu partition because
Ubuntu didn't cleanly unmount it.  An fsck was required.


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