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Modify choices on dual boot?

Postby nicesites on Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:15 pm

Ok, I have windows XP and linux mint 7. Here is what I want to do. I just want the splash screen to give two choices. Windows XP, or Linux Mint. Take all the memtest and that out so this guy doesn't get confused. How do I modify the menu so it only shows windows XP and Linux Mint 7? Thanks in advance guys!
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Re: Modify choices on dual boot?

Postby Aging Technogeek on Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:48 pm

In terminal, enter the command below:

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 gksu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst


Hit Enter and type in your password when asked.The grub boot menu will be displayed. Scroll down to the section that begins

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## ## End Default Options ##

title      Linux Mint 7 Gloria XFCE, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
root      (hd0,8)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=/dev/sda9 ro quiet splash
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
quiet


Comment out all entries you do not want by placing a # in front of each line of the entry . The result should look like this:

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# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda5.
#title      Linux Mint 7 Gloria, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda5)
#root      (hd0,4)
#kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=/dev/sda5 ro single
#initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
#savedefault
#boot


Save the changes and exit the menu.

A suggestion ; just in case your Mint install ever fails to boot, leave the Mint 7 recovery entry active.You may need it to save your installation.
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Re: Modify choices on dual boot?

Postby nicesites on Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:10 pm

YOU ROCK! Mark this bad boy solved! Thanks a ton man!
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Re: Modify choices on dual boot?

Postby nicesites on Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:04 pm

Ok, perhaps not! Now it just says "NTDLR Missing" or something like that. Any suggestions?
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Re: Modify choices on dual boot?

Postby nicesites on Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:43 pm

NEVERMIND! Followed directions here and fixed it! Hopefully!
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Re: Modify choices on dual boot?

Postby Alpha-Geek on Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:36 pm

Or, if you prefer using GUI program, install KGRUBEditor.
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