Just this morning I downloaded via the Update Manager,the new Grub version.
After restarting the system,I got a prompt telling me to give a command if everything works fine with the new Grub:
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When you have verified GRUB 2 works, you can use this command to
complete the upgrade: upgrade-from-grub-legacy
I chose to boot using the new Grub,but when I get to a new screen that includes my Mint 8 options,there is not one for Windows (I have a dual boot system).
What now?Should I keep the new Grub,although I don't know how to manually insert the Windows boot option?
Should I keep the old one,and how?
Many thanks in advance.
Yes I had the same problem. Mint spotted my windows partition asked about importing goodies from it and then proceeded to omit it completely from the boot menu! I then thought "no problem, I just need to update my grub menu?".
Of course it wasn't that simple as everything has changed in grub2.
Theres a thread above this one that is a sticky that has a link to tell you how to do it.
It's called "good info installing grub2 and recognizing windows partition".
This fixed it for me thankfully!
When you have clear instructions like that it's easier to get it to work.
Having said all that, is there a reason you want to have grub2? It's a boot loader after all and as long as it is happily booting your system do you really need a super duper one that toasts your mashmellows or something?
The new grub seems a bit of a nightmare to me, it seems to take the menu options out of one file and spread them out into subdirectories and anywhere else they might be hard to find but maybe I am just used to the old one.
Maybe we will all get used to the new one and decide it is the best thing since toasted muffins. Who knows?