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

Daniel J Walsh dwalsh at redhat.com
Mon Dec 9 13:57:18 UTC 2013


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On 12/08/2013 01:11 AM, D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:
> | 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.
> 
Do you have the SELinux AVC messages that was blocking this?
> <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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