Multiple grub menu.lst?

Rashkae ubuntu at
Fri May 2 17:52:13 UTC 2008

Charlie Zender wrote:
> Hi,
> My hardy upgrade failed because it cannot find grub's new menu.lst.
> The computer boots with the _old_ (gutsy) menu.lst, not with the
> new (hardy) menu.lst. I checked and sure enough /boot/grub/menu.lst
> has the correct (hardy) kernels. But the boot menu shows the old
> menu.lst. It is booting from a menu.lst but not the one in /boot/grub.
> I think /boot only mounts correctly after
> the (old gutsy) kernel boots. That is why I see the new menu.lst
> in /boot/grub. But before the kernel boots, it is finding the old
> menu.lst _somewhere_ and hence booting the old (gutsy) kernel.
> Weird, huh? This all traces back to brokeness that started when
> edgy switch from human-readable fstab entries to UUIDs.
> Any ideas?

Nothing to do with UUID's, your barking up the wrong tree there.

Tell me how your partitions and hard drives are organized.  Do you have
only one hard dive as sda?  What partions are your root and boot on?
How were you able to check your menu.lst if you can't boot?

If I get a clear picture in my head of how your system is set up, I can
show you the exact commands to fix it.

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