sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
Sorry it had to be you but there are two people on forums that really tick me off. There are the people who your answer actually would have helped (help vampires), aka the people who don't try every obvious option before asking a questions on a forum,
shua wrote:first of all:
Markcynt I didn't feel that you answer really had any thought put into it but you just saw the keywords "menu.lst" and "edit" and immediately you assumed i was incompetant or that somehow simply typing into the terminal what I had been trying to do would have fixed the problem. I can really edit the file /boot/grub/menu.lst if there's no /grub folder now can I? just putting sudo in the front doesn't make the file suddenly appear ) and just putting code in your answers may make it seem more correct than clodapp's but it really isn't, I could have just used the "open as root" command in nautilus, so you really don't need to use the terminal. I'm sorry if I'm coming over as a little cross, but the post wouldn't have been called "/boot/grub/menu.lst not there" if the file was there, I could have told you your answer was wrong without even reading the whole question, just look at the title next time please. I understand you probably had no idea that i already tried that, but you could have at least added "I assumed you've tried the obvious" to the beginning instead of a "I don't have time to read or answer fully so i'll just put the 'try clicking on it with more gusto' answer."
Sorry it had to be you but there are two people on forums that really tick me off. There are the people who your answer actually would have helped (help vampires), aka the people who don't try every obvious option before asking a questions on a forum, and there are the people who treat people like me who have tried the obvious solutions like "sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst" like I obviously just need to be more terminal "savvy" like you.
(THE POST'S TITLE IS "/boot/grub/menu.lst not there" SO WHERE IS IT? NOT THERE!)
If you were seriously trying to add helpful input to my problem than i thank you for your answer and none of that was directed at you.
thank you and I understand that this didn't solve the original problem or helped in any way.
shua wrote:i went to open menu.lst but when i went into /boot the only thing there is initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic. nothing else. i just reinstalled my system before this and /boot is on the outermost ext2 partition. is there anywhere else the grub folder might be :? . i haven't had a problem with the grub boot menu yet; it looks the same as my old install. i just noticed this.
edit: did a filesystem search for it and came up with two examples but the actual menu.lst isn't anywhere to be found :?
sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for MintuserID:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 3891 31254426 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 3892 14593 85963815 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 3892 14152 82421451 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 14153 14593 3542301 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda5 81127888 10001028 67005788 13% /
tmpfs 1030964 0 1030964 0% /lib/init/rw
varrun 1030964 68 1030896 1% /var/run
varlock 1030964 0 1030964 0% /var/lock
udev 1030964 152 1030812 1% /dev
tmpfs 1030964 88 1030876 1% /dev/shm
lrm 1030964 2192 1028772 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-15-generic/volatile
sudo mount /dev/sda1
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