Many thanks for all that info. I'm still trying to get my head around Grub4Dos and will stick with it for the meantime, but that will all come in handy when I try Grub2.
I'm having a minor issue booting into Kubuntu 14.04 using Grub4Dos on my desktop pc, and wonder if it has something to do with menu.lst. Kubuntu works fine, but instead of displaying the usual icons while booting up before the log-in screen appears, a bunch of text scrolls down the screen. That in itself I don't mind, but I found the following error:
al@al-System-Product-Name:~$ grep error /var/log/dmesg
[ 16.022639] EXT4-fs (sda7): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
... and this is what I have in menu.lst:
title Kubuntu 14.04 LTS (sda7)
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda7 ro
I tried deleting ''ro'' from menu.lst because the error message mentions it, but that didn't make any difference, so I assume it's superfluous.
When I previously had Ubuntu 12.04 installed, the text that Grub4Dos wrote wouldn't boot into it at all; so I asked on the Ubuntu forum and someone posted this:
After pasting that into menu.lst, when I selected Ubuntu from the Grub4Dos boot menu, it took me to the original (Grub2?) boot menu that Ubuntu had installed. I liked that configuration since although it took slightly longer to boot up, as I had two menus to deal with instead of just one, it gave me access to the other options on the menu.
Also, before pasting that text into menu.lst, I was able to boot into Ubuntu by selecting ''find Grub2'' from the Grub4Dos Advanced Options menu, where it similarly took me to the original boot menu. But selecting that option now that I have Kubuntu 14.04, it doesn't find the original boot menu, and I'm not sure why.
What (I think) I would ideally like to have is the same configuration as I had with Ubuntu, where selecting Kubuntu from the Grub4Dos menu would take me to the boot menu that Kubuntu installed. Failing that, I am wondering if I should try to get rid of this error message.
Edited by Al1000, 10 July 2014 - 07:16 AM.