grub error 18

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at
Tue Sep 22 02:18:50 UTC 2009

Gene Heskett wrote:
> 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, let me clarify my statement a bit.  I have 11 years of linux experience 
> now, and I _do_ know how to edit menu.lst if and when a new kernel is 
> installed.  Taint eggzactly rocket science you know. :)

Oh, I have no problem with your statement. 10 years of experience with 
Linux now, been through lilo, grub and done pxe-grub (take that grub2!) 
for kickstart installations of server clusters. Maybe I should go for 
Debian or go back to Centos. I have not had so many problems with a 
distro like Ubuntu and thinktheyknowitall posters implying that I am 
stupid on the distro list.

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