On Mon 15 Oct 2012 at 17:17:42 -0400, Wally Lepore wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 4:36 PM, Lisi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > No, Wally. Not "if all else fails". As I understand it, you actually need
> > this package to do what you want to do. So grit your teeth and do it. As I
> > said, I am no expert on GRUB 2, but nor are you. We just have to take the
> > advice of those who know. Incidentally, Legacy GRUB and GRUB 1 are the same
> > thing.
> Ok no problem. I'll install the package. I just wanted to be sure if
> that -in fact- was the ground-level-start for the fix.
I'd say it is a certainty you already have os-prober on the system
because the install pulls it in together with the grub-common package.
The command is in /usr/bin. Check. You have discovered the terminal with
its flashing cursor so type
ls -l /usr/bin/os-prober
If you get no output, my first statement is incorrect.
Want to know what happens when os-prober is run? It is in your PATH.
and press enter. If it doesn't pick up your Windows installation it
probably isn't worth doing 'update-grub' because this command uses the
output of os-prober.
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