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Old 06-08-2003, 08:30 PM   #1
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how to change "kernel arguments" in grub boot loader permanently


how to change "kernel arguments" in grub boot loader permanently?

my redhat kernel won't boot unless the kernel arguments has the line "apm=off" in it. But I'm having to change the kernel arguments everytime I boot my computer because the boot seems to reset itself with every shutdown which is very annoying.

Thanks, and linux professionals- please try to keep the solution simple
 
Old 06-08-2003, 08:51 PM   #2
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Edit the /boot/grub/grub.conf file. It holds everything you see when you are editting at boot-time.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 09:54 PM   #3
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actually, /boot/grub/menu.lst is the one
 
Old 06-09-2003, 08:14 AM   #4
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thanks for the location of the file, but I don't know how to edit these files

I opened the file up vi [filename] then with view [filename] but both times a screen comes up with the following on it
~
~
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....etc

how do I edit it? and how do I get out of it and save the changes?
 
Old 06-09-2003, 03:59 PM   #5
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Instead of vi, try pico to edit that file.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 04:01 PM   #6
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Originally posted by kazuni
actually, /boot/grub/menu.lst is the one
grub changed the official name of the config file from menu.lst to grub.conf a fair whie ago now. menu.lst is just a fallback now.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 08:41 PM   #7
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thanks people, it works.
here's what I did,
type "pico grub.conf" in the right folder and it showed me some lines that I am familiar with at grub loader screen, adding to it "apm=off"
Just to be certain that menu.lst could be the real one, I opened up menu.lst and lo and behold, it was changed automatically! it seems that the 2 of them are related somehow. Restart comp, and yea!
 
Old 06-09-2003, 10:32 PM   #8
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menu.lst is a symbolic link to grub.conf . When you open menu.lst, the system sees it is a link, and follows it to the real file.
 
  


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