boot menu

Nils Kassube kassube at
Mon Apr 1 15:29:06 UTC 2013

Basil Chupin wrote:
> To be very honest I don't know much about Mint (except that I did try
> it some 3 or so years ago) and don't know if it uses grub (legacy) or
> grub2 but the use of "update-grub" indicates to me that it is using
> grub (legacy) and that grub-update only recreated the grub.cfg in
> Mint's /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
> And doing "grub-update" would, naturally, also have picked up that you
> have another/other distros installed and included them in the grub
> boot menu (when you boot your computer).
> Re where "grub2-mkconfig" comes in. As far as I am aware the use of
> "grub-update" is no longer used in distros which use *grub2*.
> "grub-update" has been replaced with "grub2-mkconfig -o
> /boot/grub2/grub.cfg" - which is why I mentioned it thinking that you
> were dealing with grub2.

Basil, I suppose you are mixing up suse / fedora / whatever with the way 
Ubuntu handles grub. The script run on both grub-legacy and grub2 is 
"update-grub". There is no grub2-mkconfig in *Ubuntu 12.04. And as Mint 
is based on Ubuntu as far as I know, the script is also "update-grub" 
for Mint.


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