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Old 12-25-2010, 01:17 AM   #1
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Exclamation Anyone know anything about grub...


I installed slackware and grub and I messed up my menu.lst file because I don't get any menu options just the command line. How do I get the fancy menu up? Here is what the file looks like. If it helps I am using grub 1.98. By the way thanks.

Code:
timeout 3
default 0

title Linux
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-generic-2.6.33.4 root=/dev/sda3

title Wow Linux
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/wow-linux root=/dev/sda3
 
Old 12-25-2010, 01:56 AM   #2
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This may help you:
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/grub-2.html
Wish I could help you further.
 
Old 12-25-2010, 02:06 AM   #3
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darkstarbyte

It seems the runlevel is in CLI mode. Change your runlevel to GUI mode(/etc/inittab).
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# These are the default runlevels in Slackware:
# 0 = halt
# 1 = single user mode
# 2 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
# 3 = multiuser mode (default Slackware runlevel)
# 4 = X11 with KDM/GDM/XDM (session managers)
# 5 = unused (but configured the same as runlevel 3)
# 6 = reboot

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:4:initdefault:
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Old 12-25-2010, 02:09 AM   #4
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It did not work. I was reading it and it seems to be a tutorial for suse. Thanks for the for thought.
 
Old 12-25-2010, 02:14 AM   #5
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No its not SUSE tutorial. The same I pulled it from LQ post.
 
Old 12-25-2010, 02:32 AM   #6
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It did not work. I was reading it and it seems to be a tutorial for suse. Thanks for the for thought.
Hopefully you are talking about the link EDDY1 posted. If so, you'd better explain yourself - "It did not work" is absolutely meaningless. What did you try, how much did you read, and what failed.
How could you construe it as a Suse (only) tutorial ?.
 
Old 12-25-2010, 02:46 AM   #7
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I applied ro to the end of the line that started with kernel. I was hoping to get the gui for grub to work with the nice menu.
 
Old 12-25-2010, 03:25 AM   #8
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I am also wondering since I edited the menu.lst file, do I have to run any specific commands? You know any that I could do on a live cd?
 
Old 12-25-2010, 04:59 AM   #9
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I am also wondering since I edited the menu.lst file, do I have to run any specific commands? You know any that I could do on a live cd?
Hi,

in your first post you stated that you are using grub 1.98. This version of grub does not use menu.lst any more but grub.cfg; and grub.cfg is not supposed to be edited manually. Try the procedure in this link:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gr...talling GRUB 2

AFAIK, this procedure is not only for Ubuntu.
 
Old 12-25-2010, 05:29 AM   #10
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After using the live cd install you may have to do the grub-update also to get your grub.cfg file. I made mine manually and it goes in the /boot/grub/directory.
 
Old 12-25-2010, 02:41 PM   #11
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should I just reinstall slackware and just adjust lilo.
 
  


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