Locked up in boot process.

John DeCarlo johndecarlo at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 00:02:26 BST 2009

On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 5:19 PM, Steven Vollom <stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net>wrote:

>  > Here is how to do so:
> >
> > 1.  kdesudo mkdir /media/disk/boot
> >
> > 2.  kdesudo mount /dev/sdb2  /media/disk/boot
> >
> > 3.  kdesudo kate /media/disk/boot/grub/menu.lst
> Kate opened when I finished the last instruction.  What a thoughtful bit of
> information.  Will menu.lst have information in it the next time I boot, or
> do
> I have to find and apply it to the file?

If you save the changes while you are in kate, they are saved to the hard
drive and will be there when you next boot.

I don't know how the boot information and menu.lst information gets into its
> proper place, so I have to assume that perhaps it is automatic during the
> boot
> process.

During the boot process, the bootable partition with /boot on it is loaded
by Grub.  It knows where that is, because it was told when Grub was

>  I want very much to save this email, as for many I have received
> during this project, but being in Live CD, I will have to try to see if I
> can
> find enough space in a thumb drive.  In any event, thanks for the help.

You can always search the archives.  Google on ubuntu=users and "Locked up
in boot process"

> Was Zach your son?  Every time I look at your facebook entry, my heart
> breaks
> for you and those who loved him.  There is nothing really a stranger can
> say,
> and yet, my heart aches for you, and my hope is that he is in heaven having
> a
> great time.
>  Additionally, you are those you love will be in my prayers.

Thank you.

John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own
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