“os-prober is disabled with the grub 2.06 upload, which is obviously a bit controversial and the outcome is not necessarily in the best interest of our users”
“os-prober is inherently insecure as it mounts all partitions on your disk using grub-mount to check them for other OS, which is not a nice thing to do as root can exploit bugs in the filesystem code easily.” (src by jak-linux.org a ubuntu core dev)
really don’t get the issue, os-prober should (just as stated RedHat does) only run during setup once, detect all bootable OS then write some config that probably stays like this for some time.
if this is a security problem, then os-probler should not run after kernel-updates?
but of course the user should be able to start a manual “scan for OS” anytime the system is changed e.g. new harddisk attached and OS installed.
how to re-enable grub detecting other OS:
hostnamectl; # tested on Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 12 (bookworm) Kernel: Linux 6.1.0-16-amd64 Architecture: x86-64 su - root echo "GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER=false" >> /etc/default/grub update-grub2 # sample output Generating grub configuration file ... Found background image: .background_cache.png Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-6.1.0-16-amd64 Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-6.1.0-16-amd64 Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-6.1.0-15-amd64 Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-6.1.0-15-amd64 Warning: os-prober will be executed to detect other bootable partitions. Its output will be used to detect bootable binaries on them and create new boot entries. Found Windows Boot Manager on /dev/nvme0n1p1@/efi/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi Adding boot menu entry for UEFI Firmware Settings ... done
alternative to re-enabling os-prober: select a new default boot device via BIOS.
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