GRUB adds Windows but not other Linux distributions?
I have developed the hobby of testing out Linux distributions over the last month. The problem I have is with how GRUB is installed by Linux distros. My Microsoft Windows partition is always perfectly well recognized. It's on its own hard drive. (I have a Windows OS as a present from a college student who got it free from his university. I would never pay for it, but it's important to know what the enemy is up to.)
I have two other drives where I try to play with three Linux distributions. (One of the drives is a massive 500GB drive.) When GRUB is installed, the Linux distros rarely recognize each other. (Ubuntu is about the only exception that really worked, though OpenSuse at least made a good effort.) Can't we show the respect for each other that we show the evil empire?
I'm sorry if I'm ranting, but I do have a problem. I need to get back to my Debian install, but I'm getting a GRUB error 22 error and I'm not having much luck fixing it. I've been real successful with errors 15 and 17. Any suggestions for my error?
Really, my GRUB error is less important than getting Distros to include better installations of GRUB. What can we do to get this issue front and center? It seems to me that all I'm demanding is that we implement the free software philosophy, and that we think our Operating Systems are as worthy as Windows.