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    boot-up menu

    ubuntu 10.04
    sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst is giving me an empty file.
    How to erase old ubuntu boot-up option?

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    Re: boot-up menu

    Welcome to the forum!

    Quote Originally Posted by camelot8 View Post
    ubuntu 10.04
    sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst is giving me an empty file.
    That's because 10.04 doesn't have a menu.lst. Since 9.10/Karmic, Ubuntu has used grub2 which uses different configuration files.

    Quote Originally Posted by camelot8 View Post
    How to erase old ubuntu boot-up option?
    I'm guessing you mean that you want to remove old, unused kernel entries. If you simply edit the grub menu, you still have all the old kernel files taking up quite a bit of hard drive space. It is better to uninstall the old kernel packages, and then the grub menu will be updated for you automatically. Open Synaptic and search for '2.6.32-XX' where XX is the number of the kernel version you want to remove. There will be 3 or 4 packages. Mark them for complete removal. Repeat for any other kernels you want to remove, and then click on "Apply". Obviously, don't remove your latest running kernel!

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    Re: boot-up menu

    it now lives in /etc/default/grub, by the way

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    Re: boot-up menu

    Thanks for this!
    slotto

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