Grub error on update

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sun Jun 29 18:00:16 UTC 2008

Frank McCormick wrote:
>      It's Gutsy and has been used since I updated it was released.
>      I had to change menu.lst after the last update as the machine
> wouldn't boot because the old menu.lst referred to root as hda3 when
> Ubuntu wanted sda3 ( it's an IDE drive ).
> This is the current menu.lst.
> The first items are for my Debian Sid system.

Is this the file /boot/grub/menu.lst of your Ubuntu installation or is it 
from your Debian installation? There is a huge difference because if it 
is from your Debian installation, the update-grub script for Ubuntu 
shouldn't touch it at all. It looks like it isn't from Ubuntu Gutsy 
because otherwise the kernel used in the automagic kernel list would be 
2.6.22-* not 2.6.24-*. If it is from Debian, you would have to manage the 
Ubuntu part manually, and your problem doesn't come from Ubuntu but from 
Debian because the Ubuntu script wouldn't see your menu.lst.


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