os-prober (1) - Linux Man Pages

os-prober: Discover bootable partitions on the local system.

NAME

os-prober --- Discover bootable partitions on the local system.

SYNOPSIS

os-prober

DESCRIPTION

The os-prober utility will scan all disks available on the system for other operating systems. For each discovered OS, it will output a line of the form:

<partition>:<descriptive name>:<short name>:<kind of loader>

For example, on system with Windows XP installed on /dev/sda1, os-prober will display:

/dev/sda1:Windows NT/2000/XP:WinNT:chain

Note that for Linux systems that are discovered, a call to linux-boot-prober may be required in order to fully discover the necessary information to boot the system.

SEE ALSO

linux-boot-prober(1)