Vote for new Ubuntu Feature

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Thu Jan 11 23:16:01 UTC 2007

On Thu, 11 Jan 2007 17:32:30 -0500
alex <aradsky at> wrote:

> Addressing the problem of editing and then saving changes to an 
> unsavable menu.list, change its permissions before attempting to do the 
> save, thusly
> sudo chmod go+rw /boot/grub/menu.list
> (If asked for a password, enter your user password).

This requires reversing your change afterwards, and therefore is actually
*two* commands.

Much easier, an less prone to error, to just type 
 gksudo "gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst"

( Also not that the file is "menu.lst" not " menu.list"   ( a typo, I
guess , but a common one that produces a " No such file or directory" error

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