Today I was offered a kernel update, but while updating the kernel I was asked about menu.lst and offered these suggestions,
1. install the package maintainer's version
2. keep the local version currently installed
3. show the differences between the versions
4. show a side-by-side difference between the versions
5. show a 3-way difference between available versions
6. do a 3-way merge between available versions (experimental)
7. start a new shell to examine the situation
What would you like to do about menu.lst?
I didn't really know what menu.lst was so I chose number 4.
Everything else went fine, and after rebooting there was some graphics ugliness, but eventually everything seemed to work.
A second reboot showed no graphics ugliness.
After some reading, it may have been wiser to choose number 1, since even though I've rebooted, I my system may not be using the latest kernel.
System monitor says 3.2.0-30 generic, whereas the kernel update today was 3.2.0-31 I believe.
Synaptic shows the latest kernel I have installed and marked green is 3.2.0-31.50
Ubuntu is the only os on this machine, so by doing nothing shouldn't the latest kernel be automatically installed, I only started typing or moving the mouse when the passwork screen comes up.
Is this a problem, or nothing to worry about.
Thanks In Advance