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#1 joe883

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:20 AM

This is a bad thing I did....At one time I had a partial download of Ubuntu.
Since then I have a dual boot of winxp and Ubuntu. I just upgraded my
system to Ubuntu 9.10 still dual booting with Windows. However, when I
boot my options still showed the 9.04 along with 9.10 and winxp.
So I went into Startup Manager and foolishly went to the advanced tab
and selected "Restore Original Settings" (shouldn't have done that).
Now there's no indication in Startup Manager OR when I boot that Ubuntu 9.10
exists on the computer, however 9.10 actually does exist and boots up using
one of the 9.04 Options.
Anyway to change this, or leave well enough alone???

Hope I made that clear...everything works but on boot up there's winxp and two
versions of 9.04 (one of which is actually 9.10)

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 08:17 PM

The grub menu should list by the kernel release.
Did you read or use the manpage or consult the ubuntuforums tutorials on grub?

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 08:44 PM

The grub menu should list by the kernel release.
Did you read or use the manpage or consult the ubuntuforums tutorials on grub?


I've been checking through the Ubuntu forums, yes. I'll read into the manpage also.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:14 AM

Hi,

This is an easy fix. Sorry the user above you sent you on a wild goose chase. What you need to do is to open a Terminal, go to Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal. From there you need to type in these commands.
cd /boot/grub
gedit menu.lst [color=red] l=L [/color]

Next I would like you to post the entire output from the menu.lst file. That way we can take a look at it and not tell you to delete the wrong thing. I would also like to know which 9.04 entry you choose to start 9.10. Is it the top or bottom entry?

Cheers!

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 12:59 PM

This is the list (also winxp default OS)
The one at the top (9.04Kernel 2.6.28-16 generic) is the one that is acually 9.10)
title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-16-generic
uuid 7a678320-39f3-45e0-8ed0-cc1d4809ac8c
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-16-generic root=UUID=7a678320-39f3-45e0-8ed0-cc1d4809ac8c ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-16-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-16-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 7a678320-39f3-45e0-8ed0-cc1d4809ac8c
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-16-generic root=UUID=7a678320-39f3-45e0-8ed0-cc1d4809ac8c ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-16-generic



Edit: While I was looking into my problem there was an "Update"
I did that and during the update I got a Prompt giving me options
of the menu list.....I chose the Maintaining version and when I
rebooted, up popped 9.10 2.6.31-15 as an option. It also appears
on the top....it appears that I know longer have a problem.
Great!!
Thanks
Oh, when I check the Startup Manager, that also is correct.

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
uuid 7a678320-39f3-45e0-8ed0-cc1d4809ac8c
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=7a678320-39f3-45e0-8ed0-cc1d4809ac8c ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 7a678320-39f3-45e0-8ed0-cc1d4809ac8c
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=7a678320-39f3-45e0-8ed0-cc1d4809ac8c ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

title Ubuntu 9.04, memtest86+
uuid 7a678320-39f3-45e0-8ed0-cc1d4809ac8c
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

Thanks

Edited by joe883, 04 December 2009 - 02:45 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 01:38 AM

Just FYI, the "title" line in menu.lst is the text you see when
Grub loads. You can edit the titles to say anything, just don't
edit the kernel or initrd. Sometimes i have to do that on servers
when a new kernel isn't happy.
"title DO NOT BOOT THIS KERNEL"...or you can make a
"title super top secret OS"
Have fun with it.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 04:26 AM

Hi,

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I would like to know which of the Ubuntu options you choose. Is it the first one or the second one? That will help a lot.

Cheers!

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 01:25 PM

The one at the top (9.04Kernel 2.6.28-16 generic) is the one that is actually 9.10)

Everything is fine now.....Thank you




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