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Thread: Replace menu.lst file with menu.lst-backup

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    Replace menu.lst file with menu.lst-backup

    I noticed multiple ubuntu choices in my boot menu after I installed update. After a little research I made a backup of my menu.lst file before changing the original. I damaged the original file menu.lst file and now need to replace it with the menu.lst-backup file I made. I am new to Linux and am unsure how to replace these files.

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    Re: Replace menu.lst file with menu.lst-backup

    If you can boot in to ubuntu you can just remove the original menu.lst, copy the menu.lst backup and rename it to menu.lst.

    in terminal you would do

    sudo rm -f /boot/grub/menu.lst
    sudo cp /boot/grub/menu.lst.backup /boot/grub/menu.lst

    then you would reboot.

    If you can't boot (which I would presume if you really messed it up) pop in the live CD and navigate to the mounted drive and do the same process.

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    Re: Replace menu.lst file with menu.lst-backup

    I was unable to boot directly into Ubuntu so i used the Install disk and loaded directly into the virtual desktop.

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    Re: Replace menu.lst file with menu.lst-backup

    It worked, thank you!

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    Re: Replace menu.lst file with menu.lst-backup

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