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Best way to edit my GRUB thing?
« on: July 12, 2010, 06:52:42 pm »
Hello, I'm fairly new with Ubuntu 10.04 and have got it all set up  to what I need from Ubuntu but there's 1 thing I want to do. Edit my GRUB booting thing.

I'm on the first version GRUB that comes with Ubuntu 10.04 but I've heard there's a GRUB2 but is harder to edit, what do you suggest?

I've YouTubed it and came across an application called KGRUBEditor (for GRUB that comes with Ubuntu 10.04), although I have no idea on how to install it on my Ubuntu so I was hoping you guys could help! Or is there a different better way to edit it that you would recommend over the KGRUBEditor.

Thanks, Joe.

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Re: Best way to edit my GRUB thing?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 07:18:08 pm »
AFAIK Ubuntu 10.04 uses GRUB2 by default not legacy GRUB... what are you trying to achieve ?
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Re: Best way to edit my GRUB thing?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 07:32:24 pm »
Mine says "GNU GRUB version 0.97" at the top like in the image below. I'd like to rename some of the options of it because it all looks messy.

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Re: Best way to edit my GRUB thing?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 08:01:44 pm »
OK, editing of legacy GRUB's menu is done by manually editing the /boot/grub/menu.lst file.

WARNING: first make a backup of this file.
To create a backup, enter this command into a terminal:
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sudo cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst-backup
then if anything goes wrong, you can boot from a LiveCD and replace the file.

See here:
http://boff.wordpress.com/2007/01/17/editing-bootgrubmenulst-to-change-the-grub-boot-menu/

If you need help, post the contents of the /boot/grub/menu.lst file here, and explain what you are trying to acieve.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2010, 08:08:56 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
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