A basic question regarding grub display options

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Thu Sep 29 06:08:13 UTC 2011

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 10:03:52AM -0700, NoOp wrote:
> On 09/27/2011 08:09 AM, Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 08:23:56PM +0530, PM wrote:
> >> Two extra choices come - 1) For memory test (I don't know why this comes)
> >> and 2) Ubuntu Recovery Mode. I guess there would not be any problem if I
> >> need to hide these two options (since they are not used, more clearly I
> >> never used). So how these two options can be hidden in that display which is
> >> not possible from Start-Up Manager.
> > 
> > To disable the memory test options, remove the memtest86+ package.
> Rather than remove it, why not remove the executable bit?

I didn't recommend that because I don't trust such a change to be
preserved on upgrades.  It may be, but I haven't either tested it or
read the relevant bits of dpkg source code to confirm the behaviour, and
I think I'd need to do one or the other before recommending this.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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