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how do you edit menu.lst ?

Postby timmyflight on Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:34 pm

Hi, I was just wondering how I can edit and successfully save a change in
grub menu.lst. I went in and uncommented the Windows line to try to get my
Windows partition (winxp, ntfs) to show up in grub. But It wouldn't let me save the change because " menu.lst is a read only file", and "you are not the owner, so you aren't authorized to make this change anyway"...
Any ideas? Thanks everyone, Tim
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Postby timmyflight on Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:35 pm

Ok, I found gedit to make the changes to the menu.lst file. didn't make any
difference though, Still don't have windows xp on my grub list ??
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Postby timmyflight on Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:33 am

Solved! had to play with the menu.lst for a while, after I uncommented
all of the items in the windows xp area, and deleting hidden menu, now I can
boot into Mint or xp :D
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Postby marcus0263 on Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:50 pm

timmyflight wrote:Solved! had to play with the menu.lst for a while, after I uncommented
all of the items in the windows xp area, and deleting hidden menu, now I can
boot into Mint or xp :D
To get the scoop for grub

Code: Select all
info grub

This will bring up the manual, lots of good scoop there
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Postby veloct on Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:04 pm

Also, to make any changes to the menu.lst file you have to be root.
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Postby marcus0263 on Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:08 pm

veloct wrote:Also, to make any changes to the menu.lst file you have to be root.
Off course, it's a system file.
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