first of all:
clodapp: I'm hesitant to try your solution because it installs a lot of kde binaries and such that I don't know how it would effect my config files on my gnome system and it's not a big enough problem that I want to make it an even bigger problem trying to fix the minute changes back to the way I want them, but thank you for you intuitive solution(plus it's so much work, you have to open up synaptic and find the program
and second: (I know this answer won't solve the original problem, but it's just nice to get back to my beloved readers sometimes, and this may solve problems of a different nature somewhere else and i ask you to please read to the end)
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.