View Full Version : Attempting to edit menu.lst or grub.cfg..

April 25th, 2010, 04:50 PM

I am using linux mint 8 - Helena, and am trying to (temporarily) install PloP (the bootloader).

To do this I would normally go into menu.lst and edit it from " /boot/vmlinuz-whatever" to "/boot/plpinstc.com". this is how I have to install it.

I noticed these seem to be read-only files so I went and switched permissions but still no luck.

Would anyone be so kind as to point me in the direction of the correct file to edit, and maybe a recommendation of which line to edit this?

I'm about 2.5 months into linux and love it, but am new, please show mercy :-)

thanks in advance guys,


April 25th, 2010, 06:53 PM
Do not know mint.

Are you now using grub2??

With grub 2 you edit/add entry to 40_custom. Then run sudo update-grub

General info:
The Grub 2 Guide (formerly Grub 2 Basics)

April 26th, 2010, 11:26 PM
This link helped out tremdously, thanks a bunch, I dunno why it didn't show up in the google, but nevertheless, thank you.


April 27th, 2011, 12:20 PM
subcook if u successfully installed plop using grub2.. plz guide me through.. i m still unable to do so :-(