Grub and Grub2 don't get along?

Jerry Lapham rjlapham at
Sun Nov 1 02:40:01 GMT 2009

On Saturday 31 October 2009 5:05:19 am Goh Lip wrote:

> > How do I get 9.10 to boot?
> >
> >       -Jerry
> When  1st grub menu (grub-legacy) from 9.04 appears, go to command
> prompt, 'c' I think, then type and press enter after each command..
> root (hd0,6)
> chainloader +1
> boot
> If this does not work, it means you have an empty grub for 9.10.
> then at the same grub prompt...(make sure you go back to the 9.04 grub,
> not the empty grub2).....
> root (hd0,6)
> kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=/dev/sda7 ro quiet splash
> initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-14-generic
> boot

This second one worked.  I now have included it as the Kubuntu 9.10 entry in 
my 9.04 menu.lst.

I wonder if the reason the first option didn't work is shown by the fact that 
SystemSettings->LoginManager->Shutdown shows Boot Manger = none.

What would it do if I changed that to "Grub"?


Jerry Lapham
Monroe, OH  45050
rjlapham at
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