Young tuxman at knology.net
Tue Jun 17 20:30:56 UTC 2008

Young wrote:
> This latest update is asking me a question I can't answer. I don't 
> understand the implications.
> It has apparently already done the update, so there's no backing out, to 
> give me time to research.
> The window is titled Debconf, the question is:
> What would you like to do with menu.lst.
> I know that menu.lst is used by Grub. I edited it to change the default 
> to Windows, changed the pause time, and set it to update itself during 
> upgrades. It worked during the last kernal upgrade. What's different 
> about this one?
> What do the choices mean?
What I want is an updated menu.lst with the new version listed at the 
top, the same way it's always worked before.

The question and choices:
What would you like to do with menu.lst.

install the package maintainer's version
keep the local version currently installed
show the differences between the versions
show a side-by-side difference between the versions
show a 3-way difference between available versions
do a 3-way merge between the available versions (experimental)
start a new shell to examine the situation

The 3 'show' choices are useless for me in the way they're presented.

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