Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#5894 assigned enhancement

Bootman should select boot partitions more intelligently

Reported by: tangobravo Owned by: nobody
Priority: low Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Applications/BootManager Version:
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

After seeing a few bugs marked "invalid" when people are trying to boot the wrong partition with bootman, it occurred to me a better solution would be to make bootman a bit more intelligent at finding which partitions should be booted.

For example, new versions of windows often have a small boot partition which should be selected, which bootman could try to detect. It would also be nice if we could check if there's already something like GRUB installed (and maybe even read its configuration).

Low priority enhancement, but the fewer people we scare about not being able to boot into their old system again, the better :)

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by laplace

Owner: changed from laplace to nobody
Status: newassigned

Assigned to nobody, as ATM it is unlikely that I will implement that.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by jonas.kirilla

The grub idea is mentioned in #3822 (Installer).

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