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multi os boot

i had read that the limit on os install was 4 .no it is not .

[email protected]:~$ sudo grub-mkconfig --output=/boot/grub/grub.cfg

Generating grub.cfg ...

Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-27-generic

Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-27-generic

Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic

Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-21-generic

Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin

Found Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS (10.04) on /dev/sda1

Found Easy Peasy 1.0 (8.10) on /dev/sdc1

Found EasyPeasy 1.6 Alpha 1 (10.04) on /dev/sdc11

Found Peppermint (peppermint) on /dev/sdc13

Found Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (10.04) on /dev/sdc15

Found Ubuntu 9.10 (9.10) on /dev/sdc6

Found Peppermint (peppermint) on /dev/sdc8


  • Goineasy9Goineasy9 Posts: 1,116
    In Fedora, we have "installonly_limit" in /etc/yum.conf. I allows us to set the number of grub entries. I don't have a Debian based install with grub2 running at the moment, so I can't tell you exactly what config file to look. Possibly apt.conf?
    On most of my machines I leave it at the default of 3, but on my one laptop "installonly_limit=10" because I'm experimenting with different kernels.
  • plus openartist has been added
  • mfillpotmfillpot Posts: 2,180
    When running grub legacy on slackware I was able to get 10 operating systems to get listed. I have not yet experienced the limit, but I think the source of your original information was for a specific OS rather than the application itself.
  • thay are not just listed .thay boot .its good to see how many we can get any way .
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