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April 18th, 2009, 11:17 PM
Totally new to ubuntu
Trying to setup multiboot with two disks - ubuntu on Master & XP on slave.
Entered"sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.1st" in order to add new line for XP.Menu.1st was empty. Entered update-grub & received following:

debconf: DbDriver "passwords" warning: could not open /var/cache/debconf/passwords.dat: Permission denied
Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub
findfs: Unable to resolve 'UUID=1e717e40-c661-4b48-be43-2c7a180d76cd'
Cannot determine root device. Assuming /dev/hda1
This error is probably caused by an invalid /etc/fstab
Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default
Testing for an existing GRUB menu.lst file ... found: /boot/grub/menu.lst
cp: cannot remove `/boot/grub/menu.lst~': Permission denied

Any suggestion?

April 18th, 2009, 11:21 PM
You want:

sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

Its "lst" lowercase L.