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  1. #1
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    GRUB boot problems

    Hey guys, I'm kind of new to the Ubuntu world, so take it easy on me.

    I have a MacBook Pro I triple-booted with Leopard, Win XP and Ubuntu Hardy Heron. Everything is working very smoothly, my only problems being the wireless drivers, but that's a different story altogether.

    When I boot my computer, I get to this screen



    I select the penguin, and then here's where I get a little confused



    What are all these options for?
    I've been using the option at the very top of the screen, but I'm wondering what the other ones do. I know what memtest is, but do I really need all that crap there?

    Could you possibly let me know how to get rid of all this stuff if it's not needed?



    I would really appreciate if you could help, thanks in advance.

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    Re: GRUB boot problems

    They are older versions of the linux kernel. I think they are there just encase an update breaks something. You can remove the old kernel versions via synaptic, or just comment them out in your /boot/grub/menu.lst file.

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    Re: GRUB boot problems

    Hi FightMankaFight.
    These are normal. They list all of your upgrades. If you use The up and down arrows, you should be able to boot into the highlighted one.
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    Re: GRUB boot problems

    I'm sorry to ask again, but could you maybe give me a little rundown of how to do this?

    Or maybe send me somewhere that I can get a better looking screen to cover it?

    Thanks so much for your help already
    :]

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    Re: GRUB boot problems

    What do you mean by How to do ?
    How to edit your grub ? (do you mean )?
    If you want to edit you grub so you will just have one kernel listed just do this .

    Code:
    gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
    go down the files.(till the end)

    and instead of those line with the new kernel of Ubuntu, remove other kernel.
    i mean those line starting with Ubuntu and the new kernel should be left , just the old kernel should be remove.

    Of course don't remove the line with Windows kernel :d .

    above i put how the linux kernel line should look like after you remove the other.

    title Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=01d73f9c-0677-4c0b-9782-eee35f6babab ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic (recovery mode)
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=UUID=01d73f9c-0677-4c0b-9782-eee35f6babab ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic

    title Ubuntu 8.04.1, memtest86+
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet

    PS: don't forget to backup your file before modifying it .
    Last edited by nbayiha; August 1st, 2008 at 01:37 AM.
    Don't use the command Rm -rf if you don't fully know what you are doing it can seriously damage ur system

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    Re: GRUB boot problems

    Thank you so much, that was exactly what I was meaning. Sorry for not being specific.

    Very much appreciated!

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    Re: GRUB boot problems

    No problem you are welcome dude .
    Don't use the command Rm -rf if you don't fully know what you are doing it can seriously damage ur system

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