View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to setup GRUB Menu?

May 22nd, 2009, 09:14 PM

I have ubuntu 8.04 and 9.04 installed on my system. And when I am starting computer, the huge menu appears:


All I need is 1 for 8.04 and for 9.04, other options should be disabled. If u know how to do this, please explain.

Chemical Imbalance
May 22nd, 2009, 09:16 PM
An easy to use GUI would be startup-manager

sudo aptitude install startup-manager

Or you could manually edit /boot/grub/menu.lst with gedit

gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

You should read up on editing menu.lst first though if you take that route. Could end in headaches if you mess up.

May 22nd, 2009, 09:47 PM
The menu entries are normally located towards the end of menu.lst, usually after the line

## ## End Default Options ##

Each menu entry consists of a block of 4 or 5 lines prefixed with the words title, uuid, kernel, initrd and quiet. Add a double hash ## to the beginning of each line of the block corresponding to the menu entry that you wish to prevent from being displayed, including the blank line between the blocks and Save. I agree with CI though, I'd do some reading up if you're not too sure about editing Grub menus

Chemical Imbalance
May 23rd, 2009, 05:11 AM
Before anything, give startup-manager a try, then worry about manual editing if it doesn't suit you.