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I would like to get rid of that second Ubuntu set (12-9-386)
Do I need to edit the boot/grub/menu.lst file? If so, how?
Mandriva is on hda1 and Ubuntu is on hdb1. (Yes that is correct I have 2 drives)
I think I know how it happened. At first I installed Ubuntu on hda, then (following advice from a friend) removed both drives and re-jumpered them from master-slave to slave-master (am I making any sense?) and then proceeded to install Mandriva on the newly jumpered master blank drive, thinking the install would recognize Ubuntu on the other disc and everything would be fine. This was my 1st time doing this, and so when it was done I had Mandriva but not Ubuntu. So then I put the Ubuntu install disc back in, restarted, and erased the 2nd drive and reinstalled Ubuntu. Now I have both OS's and they're both bootable, but the only thing that bugs me is this extra entry in the boot screen.
You removed the old kernel that was not being used.
You then edited the list file that GRUB (your bootloader) uses to display your OS choice, and turned the lines that represented the unused Ubuntu kernel into comments, which means they are only displayed in a text editor, and aren't read by the program.