can the grub menu choices be edited? (solved)

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can the grub menu choices be edited? (solved)

Postby gitsum » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:36 pm

The grub loader works fine, but I see four different choices for Mint 7.

Two regular and two safe mode versions. I choose the latest version and it works great.

Is there a way to delete the older version and it's corresponding safe mode so I don't have so many choices showing?
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Re: can the grub menu choices be edited?

Postby proxima_centauri » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:47 pm

Hi,
Yes there is a way.

If you want to make a backup of the way it is now, open up a terminal and type

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sudo cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst.backup


Now, in terminal and type

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gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

From there, scroll down near the bottom until you see:
## ## End Default Options ##

title Linux Mint 7 Gloria, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=/dev/sda1 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
quiet

You should see the four options you described. Remove the bottom two, save, and exit. It will be changed the next time you boot.

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Re: can the grub menu choices be edited? (solved)

Postby gitsum » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:53 pm

Thanks for the info, but I actually googled and came up with almost the same thing.

sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

typed that in a terminal and scrolled down to the actual grub boot list choices.

deleted the second two and saved.

worked great!

Sorry, I guess I should've investigated further before asking.... But I did spend a considerable time searching through all the menu's looking for a way to do it. Long enough to get frustrated :cry:


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