grubby details of grub2

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at
Sun Oct 3 21:40:20 UTC 2010

On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 2:30 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:

> On Sun, 2010-10-03 at 14:12 -0700, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> > I'm running Lucid on my laptop, and have been transported into the
> > grub2 reality.  At least I think so because
> > of the huge changes in /boot/grub/.  I no longer understand much of
> > it.
> >
> > Somewhat to my amazement I got it working.  I even dual boot to Vista.
> > Problem is that I want to change
> > where that Vista entry appears in the menu, and I have NO clue.  I
> > heard that menu.lst no longer exists,
> > and that configuration now goes in grub.cfg.  Then I notice the
> > warning not to touch that file because it's
> > automatically generated.  I find myself unable to sort out the layers
> > of the new setup.
> >
> > Since all I ordinarily use is the first Linux entry and the Vista
> > entry, I'd like to move Vista up to the top or second
> > spot.  That's it.  I figure it might take me a day to figure this out,
> > but free days are hard to come by and I'm
> > hoping somebody can give me a short recipe.
> >
> > Thanks in advance....
> Or, just bend to the inevitable and let it be. There ain't NOTHING like
> it used to be. And, there is the possibility that making changes will
> just end in tears and madness. So, I just cycle straight through to
> "Acceptance" in the Cycle-of-Grief. That spares me the first four stages
> "Denial", "Anger", "Bargaining" and "Depression". They all hurt. :) Ric

I understand and appreciate the wisdom of this attitude, really.  But in
case it means I have to give up on something that's quite useful to me,
I use it a few times every day, and my menu being quite long I'm not happy
about having to do so much navigation.

I'm not ready for acceptance, but I'm not gonna die if it takes some extra
work, either.

Kevin O'Gorman, PhD
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