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Re: [vox-tech] GRUB Puzzle



On Tuesday 09 December 2008, Alex Mandel wrote:

> Just to make it a little more clear can you post all the boot options
> from your menu.lst


Here it is:

title           Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.26-1-486
root            (hd1,1)
kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-1-486 root=/dev/hdb2 ro
initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.26-1-486

title           Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.26-1-486 (recovery mode)
root            (hd1,1)
kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-1-486 root=/dev/hdb2 ro single
initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.26-1-486

title           Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.25-2-486
root            (hd1,1)
kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25-2-486 root=/dev/hdb2 ro
initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.25-2-486

title           Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.25-2-486 (recovery mode)
root            (hd1,1)
kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25-2-486 root=/dev/hdb2 ro single
initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.25-2-486

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title           Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/hdb3.
title           Kubuntu (on /dev/hdb3)
root            (hd1,2)
kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=/dev/hdb3

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/hda1
title           Windows
root            (hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader     +1


> I'll be happy to compare it against what I've got on my systems just
> want to make sure I'm clear on what partition is what.

Thank you.

>
> Did you verify that you have the newer kernel installed on kubuntu if
> you did it via apt-get it should have rewritten menu.lst for you. But
> maybe it rewrote one in the kubuntu partition that doesn't get used
> unless you have the /boot mounted for both distros to the same place.

You're right.  After the new kernels come in, Kubuntu's menu.lst is rewritten. 
But as you say, it does not get used.

Bob
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