boot menu

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Tue Apr 2 10:04:36 UTC 2013

On 02/04/13 02:29, Nils Kassube wrote:
> 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.

Thanks Nils.

Nothing like uniformity between distros :-( .

Had my first look "inside" Ubuntu several minutes ago and adjusted 
grub.cfg because there were 2 versions of the kernel in /boot (I deleted 
the older one). Carried this thru to my main, controlling, bootloader. 
Keeps one on one's toes when you have to work with "grub..." and 
"grub2...." :-) .


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