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[Solved] boot menu leaving out a distro

Postby houndhen1 on Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:21 pm

New to Linux Mint. Been distro shopping and like what I see so far. Just getting my feet on the ground. Just a few months into all Linux. Been in Windows for 20 something years. Still have to use Windows some at home and all the time at work. Bought a new computer and LM has the newer kernel required by my pc.

I have a question about my menu.lst file.... I haven't figured out why the boot menu is not showing the Mandriva Linux option. I am posting my menu.lst file to see if someone sees something that I am not seeing.
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# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
#            grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
#            grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
#            and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
default      0

gfxmenu=/etc/grub/message.mint

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout      30

# Pretty colours
color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line)  and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
#      password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title      Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root      (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader   +1
#
# title      Linux
# root      (hd0,1)
# kernel   /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
#            grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
#            grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
#            and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
default      0

gfxmenu=/etc/grub/message.mint

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout      30

# Pretty colours
color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line)  and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
#      password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title      Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root      (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader   +1
#
# title      Linux
# root      (hd0,1)
# kernel   /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=/dev/sda2 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=(hd0,1)

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
##      alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
##      lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
##      altoptions=(recovery mode) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
##      howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
##      memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## ## End Default Options ##

title      Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic
root      (hd0,1)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro quiet splash
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
boot

title      Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic (recovery mode)
root      (hd0,1)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro single
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
boot

title      Linux Mint, kernel memtest86+
root      (hd0,1)
kernel      /boot/memtest86+.bin
boot

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title      Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
title      Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
root      (hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader   +1


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda11.
title      PCLOS linux (on /dev/sda11)
root      (hd0,10)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=/dev/sda11 acpi=on resume=/dev/sda10 splash=silent vga=788
initrd      (hd0,10)/boot/initrd.img
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda11.
title      PCLOS linux-nonfb (on /dev/sda11)
root      (hd0,10)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux-nonfb root=/dev/sda11 acpi=on resume=/dev/sda10
initrd      (hd0,10)/boot/initrd.img
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda11.
title      PCLOS failsafe (on /dev/sda11)
root      (hd0,10)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=failsafe root=/dev/sda11 failsafe acpi=on resume=/dev/sda10
initrd      (hd0,10)/boot/initrd.img
savedefault
boot

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda7.
title      Mandriva linux (on /dev/sda7)
root      (hd0,6)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=/dev/sda7 resume=/dev/sda9 splash=silent vga=788
initrd      (hd0,6)/boot/initrd.img
savedefault
boot

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda7.
#title      linux (on /dev/sda7)
#root      (hd0,6)
#kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-desktop586 BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=/dev/sda7 resume=/dev/sda9 splash=silent vga=788
#initrd      (hd0,6)/boot/initrd-desktop586.img
#savedefault
#boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda7.
#title      linux-nonfb (on /dev/sda7)
#root      (hd0,6)
#kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux-nonfb root=/dev/sda7 resume=/dev/sda9
#initrd      (hd0,6)/boot/initrd.img
#savedefault
#boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda7.
#title      failsafe (on /dev/sda7)
#root      (hd0,6)
#kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=failsafe root=/dev/sda7 failsafe
#initrd      (hd0,6)/boot/initrd.img
#savedefault
#boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda7.
#title      linux-Debian (on /dev/sda7)
#root      (hd0,6)
#kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux-Debian root=/dev/sda2
#initrd      (hd0,6)/boot/initrd-desktop586.img
#savedefault
#boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda7.
#title      desktop586 2.6.22.9-1 (on /dev/sda7)
#root      (hd0,6)
#kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=desktop586_2.6.22.9-1 root=/dev/sda7 resume=/dev/sda9 splash=silent vga=788
#initrd      (hd0,6)/boot/initrd.img
#savedefault
#boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda7.
#title      desktop586 2.6.22.9-2 (on /dev/sda7)
#root      (hd0,6)
#kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.9-desktop586-2mdv BOOT_IMAGE=desktop586_2.6.22.9-2 root=/dev/sda7 resume=/dev/sda9 #splash=silent vga=788
#initrd      (hd0,6)/boot/initrd-2.6.22.9-desktop586-2mdv.img
#savedefault
#boot
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=/dev/sda2 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=(hd0,1)

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
##      alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
##      lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
##      altoptions=(recovery mode) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
##      howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
##      memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## ## End Default Options ##

title      Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic
root      (hd0,1)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro quiet splash
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
boot

title      Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic (recovery mode)
root      (hd0,1)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro single
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
boot

title      Linux Mint, kernel memtest86+
root      (hd0,1)
kernel      /boot/memtest86+.bin
boot

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title      Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
title      Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
root      (hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader   +1


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda11.
title      PCLOS linux (on /dev/sda11)
root      (hd0,10)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=/dev/sda11 acpi=on resume=/dev/sda10 splash=silent vga=788
initrd      (hd0,10)/boot/initrd.img
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda11.
title      PCLOS linux-nonfb (on /dev/sda11)
root      (hd0,10)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux-nonfb root=/dev/sda11 acpi=on resume=/dev/sda10
initrd      (hd0,10)/boot/initrd.img
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda11.
title      PCLOS failsafe (on /dev/sda11)
root      (hd0,10)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=failsafe root=/dev/sda11 failsafe acpi=on resume=/dev/sda10
initrd      (hd0,10)/boot/initrd.img
savedefault
boot

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda7.
title      Mandriva linux (on /dev/sda7)
root      (hd0,6)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=/dev/sda7 resume=/dev/sda9 splash=silent vga=788
initrd      (hd0,6)/boot/initrd.img
savedefault
boot

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda7.
#title      linux (on /dev/sda7)
#root      (hd0,6)
#kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-desktop586 BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=/dev/sda7 resume=/dev/sda9 splash=silent vga=788
#initrd      (hd0,6)/boot/initrd-desktop586.img
#savedefault
#boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda7.
#title      linux-nonfb (on /dev/sda7)
#root      (hd0,6)
#kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux-nonfb root=/dev/sda7 resume=/dev/sda9
#initrd      (hd0,6)/boot/initrd.img
#savedefault
#boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda7.
#title      failsafe (on /dev/sda7)
#root      (hd0,6)
#kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=failsafe root=/dev/sda7 failsafe
#initrd      (hd0,6)/boot/initrd.img
#savedefault
#boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda7.
#title      linux-Debian (on /dev/sda7)
#root      (hd0,6)
#kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux-Debian root=/dev/sda2
#initrd      (hd0,6)/boot/initrd-desktop586.img
#savedefault
#boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda7.
#title      desktop586 2.6.22.9-1 (on /dev/sda7)
#root      (hd0,6)
#kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=desktop586_2.6.22.9-1 root=/dev/sda7 resume=/dev/sda9 splash=silent vga=788
#initrd      (hd0,6)/boot/initrd.img
#savedefault
#boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda7.
#title      desktop586 2.6.22.9-2 (on /dev/sda7)
#root      (hd0,6)
#kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.9-desktop586-2mdv BOOT_IMAGE=desktop586_2.6.22.9-2 root=/dev/sda7 resume=/dev/sda9 #splash=silent vga=788
#initrd      (hd0,6)/boot/initrd-2.6.22.9-desktop586-2mdv.img
#savedefault
#boot


Start at the bottom of the code and work up. The last three entries are commented out by me. The next three entries I added only the "Mandriva" to the title. As you see both of those groups pointed to sda7 (which is where Mandriva boots from).

Is there a length limitation on the boot menu?

The Linux Mint, and PCLOS are showing up but not the Mandriva.
Last edited by houndhen1 on Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: boot menu leaving out a distro

Postby BakUp on Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:18 am

Try using your down arrow on your keyboard and then more boot options should show up
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Re: boot menu leaving out a distro

Postby houndhen1 on Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:49 pm

Thanks, BakUp. Don't know why I would have missed something simple like that. Also don't understand why I would have to do that. It is not like the list is very long. Oh well, I will give it a go.

Thanks,
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Re: boot menu leaving out a distro

Postby BakUp on Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:58 pm

If there are entries in your "menu.lst" that are old kernels or any entry you do not want to see anymore, just put # in front of them and they will not show up in your boot menu.

It is not a good idea to remove them from your menu.lst, you may find out later that they were useful in some way.
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Re: boot menu leaving out a distro

Postby houndhen1 on Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:40 pm

I have looked but haven't found any way to allow all the entries of the boot menu to show without having to scroll down with the keyboard down arrow. Is there a way?
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Re: boot menu leaving out a distro

Postby BakUp on Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:37 pm

houndhen1 wrote:I have looked but haven't found any way to allow all the entries of the boot menu to show without having to scroll down with the keyboard down arrow. Is there a way?


Yes there is a way.

I copied your menu.lst and will try to sort it out.

But 1st, lets go through this again.....is your WinXP, PCLOS, and Mandriva all bootable and active OS's ? I noticed you have two sets of Mint Kernels, so do you have two Mint releases installed ? Answer these for me and I will give you some options so you do not have to scroll anymore to see all of your boot menu.

see you later..
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Re: boot menu leaving out a distro

Postby BakUp on Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:43 pm

Here is a menu.lst that I came up with for you. This is based on your WinXP, PCLOS, and Mandriva all are bootable and are active OS's. Also this is based on you having only one release of Mint installed.

I had to comment out some entries such as failsafe, nonfb, and maybe a memtest or otherwise all your boot options would not all show and you would have to scroll down again. If you ever need any of these entries, you can always boot up from a live CD and take out the #, where ever you need to.

Take a look at my menu.lst here, if you have any concerns or questions, you know where I am.............lol

If you want to try this, back up your menu.lst and rename it to "oldmenu.lst" or something similar. Then replace your menu.lst with this one I have posted, hopefully every thing will be fine and it should all fit on one page.

Here you go:
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# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
#            grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
#            grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
#            and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
default      0

gfxmenu=/etc/grub/message.mint

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout      10

# Pretty colours
color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line)  and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
#      password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title      Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root      (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader   +1
#
# title      Linux
# root      (hd0,1)
# kernel   /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=/dev/sdb1 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=(hd1,0)

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
##      alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
##      lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
##      altoptions=(recovery mode) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
##      howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
##      memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## ## End Default Options ##

title      Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic
root      (hd0,1)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro quiet splash
initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
boot

#title      Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic (recovery mode)
#root      (hd0,1)
#kernel      /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro single
#initrd      /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
#boot

#title      Linux Mint, kernel memtest86+
#root      (hd0,1)
#kernel      /boot/memtest86+.bin
#boot

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
#title      Other operating systems:

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda11.
title      PCLOS linux (on /dev/sda11)
root      (hd0,10)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=/dev/sda11 acpi=on resume=/dev/sda10 splash=silent vga=788
initrd      (hd0,10)/boot/initrd.img
savedefault
boot

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda11.
#title      PCLOS linux-nonfb (on /dev/sda11)
#root      (hd0,10)
#kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux-nonfb root=/dev/sda11 acpi=on resume=/dev/sda10
#initrd      (hd0,10)/boot/initrd.img
#savedefault
#boot

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda11.
#title      PCLOS failsafe (on /dev/sda11)
#root      (hd0,10)
#kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=failsafe root=/dev/sda11 failsafe acpi=on resume=/dev/sda10
#initrd      (hd0,10)/boot/initrd.img
#savedefault
#boot

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda7.
title      Mandriva linux (on /dev/sda7)
root      (hd0,6)
kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=/dev/sda7 resume=/dev/sda9 splash=silent vga=788
initrd      (hd0,6)/boot/initrd.img
savedefault
boot

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda7.
#title      linux-nonfb (on /dev/sda7)
#root      (hd0,6)
#kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux-nonfb root=/dev/sda7 resume=/dev/sda9
#initrd      (hd0,6)/boot/initrd.img
#savedefault
#boot

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda7.
#title      failsafe (on /dev/sda7)
#root      (hd0,6)
#kernel      /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=failsafe root=/dev/sda7 failsafe
#initrd      (hd0,6)/boot/initrd.img
#savedefault
#boot

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
title      Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
root      (hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader   +1


You will have to edit it so the OS you want boots up first at the top of this menu. It is set up now as "default 0", which would be Mint.
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Re: boot menu leaving out a distro

Postby houndhen1 on Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:19 am

Thanks, BakUp. I somehow am not getting notification when someone replies to my post. It may have to do with the email address in my registration. I had problems getting registered. It finally dawned on me to use another email address instead of my yahoo mail. The only problem is that I don't check that email as often as I do yahoo. I remembered to check though. Let me see if I can answer some of your questions....

This is based on your WinXP, PCLOS, and Mandriva all are bootable and are active OS's. Also this is based on you having only one release of Mint installed.

This assumption is correct.

I had to comment out some entries such as failsafe, nonfb, and maybe a memtest or otherwise all your boot options would not all show and you would have to scroll down again. If you ever need any of these entries, you can always boot up from a live CD and take out the #, where ever you need to.

This is good to know. I had refrained from commenting out any of the entries because I was not sure how to get back to them if I needed them. I am not real sure how to use the failsafe and nonfb entries anyway. I have much to learn.

I have to admit that I have downloaded the Daryna users guide but haven't taken the time to go over it. I have been involved in doing other things but will get back to that.

I will check out your edited menu.lst asap. I am sure it will be of some use. Thanks again.
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