kernel upgrade erases /boot/grub/menu.lst changes

Robert Grasso robert.grasso at modulonet.fr
Thu Jun 14 06:32:23 UTC 2007


Sometimes I am really stupid - I am feeling quite ashamed

let's say I spent so much time diving into Ubuntu, I may have been so tired I 
did not see what  I should have seen

thank you so much for your help, I am really apologizing 
R. Grasso


On Thursday 14 June 2007, Paul Schulz wrote:
> Robert,
>
> You can direct these questions to an IRC channel (eg. #ubuntu)  or the
> 'ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com' mailing list.
>
> To answer you question though.. If you have a look higher up in the
> 'menu.lst' file, you will see a line like the following.
>
>   # defoptions=quiet splash
>
> These are the options are automatically added when a new kernel in
> installed. Just remove the two options.. (everything after the '=')
>
> There are quite few other options here, which can be used to modify
> what happens when you install a new kernel under Ubuntu.
>
> Cheers,
> Paul
>
> On 6/14/07, Robert Grasso <robert.grasso at modulonet.fr> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am new to Ubuntu (I was with Mandriva before). If this is not the
> > correct list where I should submit my request, could you tell me to whom
> > I should submit it ?
> >
> > Here it is :
> >
> > as an old Unix sysadmin, I want to see every boot detail. Thus
> > in /boot/grub/menu.lst, I always remove the boot options "quiet"
> > and "splash". Alas, each time I install a new kernel upgrade, not only
> > are my changes not reported onto the new kernel line, but they are undone
> > on my old kernel line, where quiet and splash are restored.
> >
> > Is this done on purpose ? I mean : when one knows what he's doing, why
> > not take into account his changes and comply with them ? Or is there an
> > option I did not discover yet, helping me getting what I am expecting ?
> >
> > Best regards
> > --
> > Robert Grasso
> > @home
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> > UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because
> >   that would also stop you from doing clever things. -- Doug Gwyn
> >
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Robert Grasso
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