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  1. #1
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    grub update woe

    Hi
    I found the reason that I could not use any of the newer kernels since upgrading to Intrepid is that every time the update-grub is run it
    puts the default drive as 1,6 instead of 0,6.

    Manually editing menu.lst allows later kernels to be run , but as soon as a new kernel becomes available and is downloaded , update-grub is run and
    the whole thing gets screwed up again.

    I moved over from Mandriva a couple of months ago as I need better audio app support.
    What I do miss is the very nice boot selection tool, I haven't found any thing that does the same in Ubuntu.

    How do I stop update-grub from using the wrong drive, and how to get rid of
    4 kernel versions sitting in /boot


    TIA

    Richard

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    Re: grub update woe

    Please post the contents of your menu.lst file.

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    Re: grub update woe

    To fix the problem with update-grub using the wrong drive for Ubuntu, all you need to do is change the "#groot=(hd1,6)" line to "#groot=(hd0,6)" in your /boot/grub/menu.lst. Try that, run update-grub again, and Ubuntu will then use (hd0,6).

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