[arch-general] Dual boot issue, windows doesn't show up on grub

Brad Klee bradklee at gmail.com
Tue Jul 25 19:32:30 UTC 2017

Hi Junayeed,

"grub-mkconfig" operates on the files in "/etc/grub.d", as per the


and the idea of a "menuentry" is further discussed in:


But I can't say if GRUB is the best way for you to multiboot. It could be
useful for you to explore the difference between GRUB and syslinux.
According to the documentation, either should work for dual booting with


But the documentation does not make any suggestion as to which works
better. That is probably a matter of personal preference anyways.

And also, be careful, if you start asking too many questions, I'm sure
someone will call you a "help vampire".

Lots to read,


On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 2:03 PM, Junayeed Ahnaf via arch-general <
arch-general at archlinux.org> wrote:

> Hello ,
> I installed arch on my laptop which has 2 hard drives , one is ssd (linux
> is installed there, also grub), one is HDD(with windows). So, at boot time
> , I can select either hard disk or ssd and can get either windows or arch.
> Is there a way for grub to see both Linux and Windows? I tried sudo
> update-grub and  sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg but they don't
> recognize windows. My windows is not uefi if that's any issue.
> My linux is on /dev/sdb2 and windows on /dev/sda2 if that's any concern.
> Thanks
> J

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