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July 12th, 2009, 10:56 AM
I am having difficulty in editing the GRUB which is installed on my MBR.

Please tell me what I am doing wrong with the following:

I enter:

sudo grub
find /boot/grub/stage1

(Where (hd0,2) is a Ubuntu installation, and (hd0,3) is a separate GRUB partition.)

Then I enter...

root (hd0,3)
setup (hd0)

However, after performing the setup command, I find that the settings, which I know to exist within the menu.lst file of the (hd0,3) partition, are not reflected in what I see in GRUB when GRUB now boots - such as menu colors, for example.

What am I doing wrong here? Please help! Thank you.

July 12th, 2009, 12:28 PM
open up the menu.lst file you want to edit and change the settings in there.

If not let's get a better look at your setup and boot process. Download to your desktop the Boot Info Script 0.32 from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript/files/ Then open a terminal and run this command
sudo bash ~/Desktop/boot_info_script*.sh This will create a RESULTS.txt file on your desktop. Copy & paste the entire contents of that file back here. Once pasted here highlight all text pasted and click # on the toolbar to place code tags around the text. WE'll then have a clearer picture of your setup and be better able to help.