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How do I edit available OS's in GRUB loading screen?

Postby tall on Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:20 pm

Hi,

I have Vista and Mint (Gloria) playing nicely with a dual-boot.

I recently did some partitioning, reinstalling both OS's ,etc.

Everything works fine ...except:

It's kind of annoying how the GRUB loading screen offers me two "Vista" installs to load. One is the Dell "System Recovery" partition and the other is actually Vista.

Is there a way I can go and 1) either remove the System Recovery from the available booting options, or 2) rename it at the very least so I don't have two partitions with the same name (again, they are both just called "Vista")

Thanks!
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Re: How do I edit available OS's in GRUB loading screen?

Postby emorrp1 on Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:28 pm

yep, open the /boot/grub/menu.lst file as root, scroll to the bottom and either remove the entry you don't want (they're in order) or change the title line to something more useful. Make sure to only change the vista entries.
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Re: How do I edit available OS's in GRUB loading screen?

Postby Zwopper on Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:29 pm

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gksu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

...and edit away! :)

EDIT: Dang! - emorrp1 beat me to it! :)

EDIT 2: Fixed typo and wrong information.
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Re: How do I edit available OS's in GRUB loading screen?

Postby atlef on Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:01 am

Zwopper wrote:
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sudu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

...and edit away! :)

EDIT: Dang! - emorrp1 beat me to it! :)


It should be sudo, not sudu. And you do not do this from terminal, but
alt+F2 and write gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list


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Re: How do I edit available OS's in GRUB loading screen?

Postby Zwopper on Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:31 am

atlef wrote:
Zwopper wrote:
Code: Select all
sudu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

...and edit away! :)

EDIT: Dang! - emorrp1 beat me to it! :)


It should be sudo, not sudu. And you do not do this from terminal, but
alt+F2 and write gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list


atlef.

sudo=True - > Keyslip - sorry!
gksu=Also true - my usual way of doing it is through nano, so in my case it is:
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sudo nano  /boot/grub/menu.lst
:D

Goes to show, you shouldn't type when you're tired! :mrgreen:
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Re: How do I edit available OS's in GRUB loading screen?

Postby atlef on Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:19 am

Just to pick on your typo's, shouldn't it be shouldn't. :twisted:

Here is my last one: Thread.
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Re: How do I edit available OS's in GRUB loading screen?

Postby Zwopper on Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:16 pm

atlef wrote:Just to pick on your typo's, shouldn't it be shouldn't. :twisted:

Here is my last one: Thread.
:mrgreen:

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