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July 23rd, 2009, 03:39 AM
[Solved] Alright, so I edited my menu.lst file and when I rebooted I ended up at the grub menu.
I then used a live cd to move the old menu.lst and run update-grub to generate a new one. When I rebooted I still ended up at the grub menu.
and it says file not found, but when I try:
it shows (hd0,0)
I know the menu.lst file is there but grub doesn't see this. Plz help.
July 25th, 2009, 05:42 PM
after messing around I was able to get the system in a workable state:
1) I booted from a live cd, installed the text editor I wanted to use
2) I mounted my ext3 partition
3) I cded to the location I mounted it to, in my case:
4) I moved the old menu.lst file to menu.bak
sudo mv boot/grub/menu.lst boot/grub/menu.bak
5) I mounted proc and dev to the disk:
sudo mount -t proc /proc proc/
sudo mount -o bind /dev dev/
6) I logged into root on the disk:
sudo chroot .
7) I generated a new menu.lst file using update-grub (answer y for yes to the prompt to generate the new menu.lst file):
8. I exited out of root:
9) I made the modifications I wanted to the menu.lst file, before I used vim but this time I used kwrite (if kwrite is not installed gedit or kate should work) note that it needs root privileges to edit the menu.lst file:
10) I don't think this step made any difference but I am going to note it none-the-less...I logged back into root on the disk and ran update-grub again to verify that it found the menu.lst file and could read the configuration parameters at the top of the file.
11) This time when I rebooted it didn't dump me into the grub menu.
January 28th, 2010, 05:14 PM
So this is solved. But what was the solution?
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