grub error 18

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Tue Sep 22 00:13:38 UTC 2009

On Monday 21 September 2009, Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Monday 21 September 2009, Christopher Chan wrote:
>>> David Kuntadi wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 11:43 AM, Christopher Chan
>>>> <christopher.chan at> wrote:
>>>>> I do not know if I am being unclear or something but I will repeat it
>>>>> in any case. I currently have to ALWAYS FIX grub to get the installed
>>>>> Jaunty to boot. The problem is not how to fix grub, the problem is
>>>>> what blasted script is messing up grub each time the machine is shut
>>>>> down.
>>>> It might be a wrong option chosen during first install e.g. install
>>>> grub on hd0,0 instead of hd0.
>>> You are not serious are you? Jaunty reinstalls grub each and every time
>>> you shut it down?
>> I can also testify that it does something.  I finally got tired of the
>> WTF syndrome on the next reboot and applied the +i attribute to menu.lst,
>> unless _I_ want to edit it.
>Oh, now that is interesting...I guess I will just have to spend some
>time going through the scripts when I have access this weekend.

Well, to me its a moot point now, as that machine has been "re-purposed" to 
act as an eventual machine control system using emc-2.3.0 or newer, and that 
requires ubuntu 8.04 LTS.

Side comment here:  I am not a gnome fan, I cannot stand the nannying gnome 
does, constantly aggravating a root user at everything he wants to do. Or at 
least it did.  I been a kde fan since kde-1.0 days because it actually 
trusted the user even when he was root.  But the gnome installed by that 8.04 
LTS, when customized so that RTAI can be used, is one sweet install!  I could 
actually learn to like it, so obviously the gnome folks HAVE been listening 
to our belly-aching about its warts & nannying.  I've found I can do most 
daily operations without needing to be root, and that helps, a lot.

Such a recanting of my previous position, coming from this old fart, is worth 

Cheers, Gene
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