GRUB question

Oliveiros Cristina oliveiros.cristina at
Sun May 20 22:07:05 UTC 2007

Sorry, I didn't put the question clearly.
Actually, I am not trying to accomplish nothing in particular, just trying
to understand (and learn).
What happened was :
I have 6.06 LTS on my boot partition. But I needed to test some SW written
specifically for Hoary HedgeHog so I've decided to install it on a free
partition. The installer handled all for me. But now, when I boot the
machine GRUB seems to be using /boot/grub/menu.lst on Hoary partition, not
the boot partition as I was expecting. I got a little confused by this,
because fdisk -l says that 6.06 LTS partition is still marked as the boot

I've always believed (until now) that GRUB would look always into
on the boot partition. Isn't that so ?

Thanks in advance for your clarifications.

Kind Regards,

2007/5/20, Thilo Six <T.Six at>:
> Oliveiros Cristina wrote the following on 20.05.2007 20:57
> > Hello,All.
> >
> > Is it possible to have the GRUB to search for the menu.lst not on the
> > /boot/grub of the boot partition but on the /boot/grub directory of
> > another partition different from the one marked as boot?
> > If so, how can I see the actual configuration my GRUB is using at this
> > moment?
> >
> > Any help/advice deeply appreciated
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Oliveiros
> Hi
> What are you trying to accomplish?
> Maybe then there is a solution.
> bye Thilo
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