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Using Ubuntu 10.10 and Win XP - dual drives booted by GNU Grub version 1.98 +20100804-5ubuntu 3
Every now and then, a "Memory Test (memtest 86+)" and a "Memory Test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" line are added to my Grub startup screen. This causes Grub to start-up a different line than I have set to default. (Ubuntu vs. Windows, etc.)
1. How do I edit the start-up Grub to remove the "memtest" lines?
2. How do I prevent this from occurring?
Originally Posted by https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2
20_memtest86+ Searches for /boot/memtest86+.bin and includes it as an option on the GRUB 2 boot menu. There is currently no line option to remove this entry from the menu. The display of memtest86+ can be inhibited by removing the executable bit from this file and running sudo update-grub.
I used the cli and did the chmod -x on both files. That should stop new lines from being added in the future. Thank you.
Now, how do I edit / remove some of the extraneous entries from the Grub Menu? It has the old memtest lines and continually adds ubuntu version lines. I can go in with vi and remove the unnecessary lines if I knew which file to edit.