Boot Menu missing options {solved}

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Boot Menu missing options {solved}

Postby JSladek » 18 Sep 2017 00:41

SolydK-8 had the capability to add .iso and .img program files to the boot menu. Has this been removed from SolydK-9? I have two files in /boot/images but they are not added to the menu when I run update-grub.

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Re: Boot Menu missing options

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 18 Sep 2017 06:07

You should create a directory in one of your partitions called "boot-isos" and place the ISO in there.
It cannot be a sub-directory.


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Re: Boot Menu missing options

Postby JSladek » 18 Sep 2017 10:46

I think we may be talking about two differnt things here. I have a "boot-isos" partition for a copy of SolydK-9 if I want to boot up in the original system.

In Soldyk-8, I have an /images folder in /boot that contains an iso of my backup program and an img of spinrite - there was also a memory testing program available on the menu. They all used to come up as an item when I booted the system and I could select either instead of booting the system. As I recall, when I ran update-grub, they would be "found" and added to the menu. This process and capability no longer exists.

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Re: Boot Menu missing options

Postby JSladek » 18 Sep 2017 11:10

My apologies ..... it was "grub-imageboot" that I had installed shortyly after the transition to grub2. At 76, my memory isn't the greatest especially having to rebuild from scratch and try to duplicate what I had "adjusted" over the years.

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Re: Boot Menu missing options {solved}

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 18 Sep 2017 11:25

I'm afraid I cannot help you with that application. No experience with that.
The memtest entry, however, maybe I can: do you have memtest86 installed?


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Re: Boot Menu missing options {solved}

Postby JSladek » 18 Sep 2017 16:10

Thank you, Arjen. I have a copy of memtest86+.bin that I put in the /boot/images folder - while grub-imageboot detects it, doesn't actually put it in the boot menu. So, yes, I can use some help on getting it going.

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Re: Boot Menu missing options {solved}

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 18 Sep 2017 18:37

I ran

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apt install memtest86+
and didn't even have to run update-grub.


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Re: Boot Menu missing options {solved}

Postby JSladek » 18 Sep 2017 20:03

Many thanks Arjen - it worked. I ran update-grub as a habit before I even rebooted the machine. <G>


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