menu.lst editing for latest kernel

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houndhen
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menu.lst editing for latest kernel

Postby houndhen » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:39 pm

Mint 5 KDE - multiboot.

OK so Mint does a kernel update. The menu.lst that grub reads is on another distro not Mint. Do I have to edit the menu.lst each time a kernel is updated?

Is there a way to edit the menu.lst so that it will boot from the latest kernel of any distro.?
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Harold

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Re: menu.lst editing for latest kernel

Postby proxima_centauri » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:06 pm

Good question...
What do you see in grub when you boot, the new kernel version or the old one?

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Re: menu.lst editing for latest kernel

Postby houndhen » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:44 pm

Well like I said, the menu.lst that grub uses is not in mint. It is in another distro. But when I look in mint /boot both the new and old kernels are listed. The new is vmlinuz-2.6.24-23-generic and the old is vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic.

I have already edited the menu.lst to access the -23 kernel. I was just wondering if there was a way to edit the menu.lst that I boot from so that it would automatically pickup the latest kernel listed in mint at /boot.
Thanks,
Harold


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