View Full Version : [ubuntu] 8.04 grub2 upgrade to 8.10 confusing prompt

November 4th, 2008, 12:56 AM
During the upgrade process a dialog popped up "Configure grub-config"

It was asking for the linux command line, and the field was blank (Defaults please?) The help popup was incredibly vague and useless. Having suffered through many bootloader problems since I first started experimenting with slackware 96 I didn't feel comfortable with the possibility of being left unbootable (my hardware is not supported by free drivers many of you know what a hassle that can be (No net access and I have shared filesystems etc, nvidia legacy (Already solved that hurdle on my other box). Anyway, I took the command line for my current kernel and pasted it in the prompt, at least hoping if it f#@ked up my current kernel would still work after the upgrade. Was this right to do? Do I need to file a bug report somewhere, and to whom? Thanks in advance, and I'm hoping to get a response before I have to reboot and I might lose my paperwork I need for my job tomorrow.


November 4th, 2008, 02:11 AM
Is there a way to edit your post? Or was the option gone because my session timed out? Anyways, I got my paperwork printed so I'm not in any emergency mode anymore. Thanks you guys, I'm proud of what this community is doing for free computing.

November 4th, 2008, 02:38 AM
It rebooted just fine. Evidently what I did was an appropriate thing to do, and maybe the prompt could have been left blank with no trouble.