Page 4 of 12 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 115

Thread: GRUB 2 Introduction

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: GRUB 2 Introduction

    Quote Originally Posted by professorYaffle View Post
    Okay - I found the problem. Looks like "(hd0,0)" should be "(hd0,1)". This works, but is rather confusing! Has grub2 really switched to counting partitions from 1 instead of 0, but at the same time not switched counting disks from 0 to 1?
    Yes, that is correct. A bit confusing - you just have to remember it.
    GRUB2

    Retired.

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    France.
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Lubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

    Re: GRUB 2 Introduction

    | My old and mostly abandoned blog |
    Linux user #413984 ; Ubuntu user #178
    J'aime les fraises.
    Nighty night me lovelies!

    | Reinstalling Ubuntu ? Please check this bug first ! |
    | Using a ppa ? Please install ppa-purge from universe, you may need it should you want to revert packages back |
    | No support requests / username changes by PM, thanks. |

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    South East Montana
    Beans
    6,153

    Re: GRUB 2 Introduction

    Quote Originally Posted by bapoumba View Post
    That is great. This is going to be a bugger, I think, and the more info out there the better.

    drs305 has really been digging deep. Really great stuff. FUN too.

    Thanks
    Dell 480 XPS 3G ram Quad Core 2.40GHz, Radeon HD 2400 PRO, Audigy1, 3x320G HDD, 320G External, Debian Testing for use, Debian Squeeze for secure use, Debian Sid for FUN

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Beans
    68

    Re: GRUB 2 Introduction

    I am trying to simplify my grub2 menu and have cleaned it up a bit and changed titles and unneeded entries thanks to these posts. Now I'm wondering about the Memtest86 entries. I get two: "Memory test (memtest86+)" and "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)".

    Can anyone advise why there are two and if it is a good idea or not to remove them from the menu by making the 20_memtest86+ file nonexecutable?

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    South East Montana
    Beans
    6,153

    Re: GRUB 2 Introduction

    I would like to know why there are two of the buggers too. They seem to work the same.

    If you don't use the memtest, I don't think most people do very often, you can certainly make the 20_memtest86+ file non-executable. If you ever feel the need for it you can always change it back.

    You could add an entry to your custom file for it too and just turn off 10_linux, 20_memtest96+, 30_os-prober and 40_custom (unless it is the one you are using for your custom emtries) and still havethe option of the memtest on your menu.

    I have turned all that stuff off but it is back on again so that I can see what it is doing. When I get a "real" install of 9.10 you can bet that stuff will be gone.

    If you have it all turned off now you can't play with all the neat stuff that drs305 is coming up with.
    Dell 480 XPS 3G ram Quad Core 2.40GHz, Radeon HD 2400 PRO, Audigy1, 3x320G HDD, 320G External, Debian Testing for use, Debian Squeeze for secure use, Debian Sid for FUN

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Beans
    68

    Re: GRUB 2 Introduction

    What about the option

    GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_RECOVERY=true

    That would clean up the menu nicely, but is this a bad idea?

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    South East Montana
    Beans
    6,153

    Re: GRUB 2 Introduction

    That should work too, but not for the memtest stuff.
    Dell 480 XPS 3G ram Quad Core 2.40GHz, Radeon HD 2400 PRO, Audigy1, 3x320G HDD, 320G External, Debian Testing for use, Debian Squeeze for secure use, Debian Sid for FUN

  8. #38
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Beans
    68

    Re: GRUB 2 Introduction

    What I mean is, is it a bad idea to remove the recovery entries from the grub 2 menu?

  9. #39
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    South East Montana
    Beans
    6,153

    Re: GRUB 2 Introduction

    Well, that is up to you. They are real handy when you need them.

    This is a beta. I want mine where I can get to it.

    That said, I have several OS' booting with grub2 so if I can get into one of them, I can get to all of them easily. If I wanted I could kill everything but the custom menu on all but one of them and boot from one of the short ones. Then if i needed some thing more just change where I am booting from to the long one and have it all there.
    Dell 480 XPS 3G ram Quad Core 2.40GHz, Radeon HD 2400 PRO, Audigy1, 3x320G HDD, 320G External, Debian Testing for use, Debian Squeeze for secure use, Debian Sid for FUN

  10. #40
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: GRUB 2 Introduction

    stevetxt,

    If you don't have a recovery mode displayed, you can stop the G2 menu, select a menu item and press E, then on the linux /boot/vmlinuz.... line just add the word "single" and boot (CTRL-X).

    The question is, will you remember this when your computer is crashing?
    GRUB2

    Retired.

Page 4 of 12 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •