Grub doesn't display distro's versions
Binary package hint: grub2
I don't know if this is by design, but my opinion is it shouldn't be.
Grub2 (both 30_os-prober and 10_linux) saves menu entries for linux distros using only the name and kernel version.
So instead of displaying:
Ubuntu 10.04 (or Ubuntu Lucid Lynx), with Linux yada yada
Ubuntu, with Linux yada yada
which is (again, in my opinion) more confusing when you're trying to choose the version you want to boot.
My opinion is we should have the Distro's complete name and version and (maybe!) omit the kernel for the latest one.
All the other OS's are using $LONGNAME for their menu entries, so why not linux?
I don't usually know what kernel version I have in my Distros, but I do know their version numbers.
Date: Wed Mar 24 20:03:23 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Beta amd64 (20100318)
Package: grub-common 1.98-1ubuntu2
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-17-generic x86_64