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Strange GRUB Problem

Postby Loopz56 on Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:46 pm

A few days ago, my GRUB boot menu suddenly changed. My menu used to look like this:

Linux Mint, kernal 2.6.22-14-generic
Linux Mint, kernal 2.6.22-14-generic (recovery mode)
Linux Mint, kernal 2.6.22-14-generic (memtest)
Other operating systems:
Windows Vista/Longhorn (loader)

but now it looks like this:

Linux Mint, kernal 2.6.22-14-rt
Linux Mint, kernal 2.6.22-14-rt (recovery mode)
Linux Mint, kernal 2.6.22-14-generic
Linux Mint, kernal 2.6.22-14-generic (recovery mode)
Other operating systems:
Windows Vista/Longhorn (loader)Linux Mint, kernal 2.6.22-14-generic

As you you can see, the option, Linux Mint, kernal 2.6.22-14-rt, has somehow appeared on my menu. I've tried booting up the Linux Mint, kernal 2.6.22-14-rt option, but it doesn't boot correctly and sometimes it freezes up. Is there any way to change my GRUB menu back to how it was?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Strange GRUB Problem

Postby BlueElmo on Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:40 pm

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sudo cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst.old
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

Now you can remove the lines you don't want grub to display at boot time.
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Re: Strange GRUB Problem

Postby Loopz56 on Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:54 pm

Alright, awesome. I got it working and that's great to know for future reference. Thanks.
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Re: Strange GRUB Problem

Postby 900i on Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:17 am

The "correct" way is to uninstall the kernel Image/headers you don't require through Synaptic, and that automatically removes them from Grub.
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Re: Strange GRUB Problem

Postby BakUp on Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:35 pm

Another way of changing the menu.lst for a updated kernel would be not to rename, backup, or uninstall. Just edit the file and comment (#) out the old Kernel. That way if the new kernel did not work out, then you would just have to uncomment the old kernel. So, do not uninstall a old kernel until you are absolutely sure the new one is stable.

Just another way of doing it !
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