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salpapa 06-28-2007 07:00 AM

installed ubunto twice by mistake now in boot up screen get 2 options for ubunto
i have installed ubunto on my computer dual boot with windows xp but when i was installing ubunto the first time had a problem with the installation it froze so i reinstalled now it works but the boot screen shows two lots of ubunto options and windows xp how do i delete one . i know how to do this in windows but because i am completely new to linux i have no idea yet where anything is. ubunto installed the boot up on my windows drive so does anybody have any idea where i can find it and how to edit it.

Simon Bridge 06-28-2007 07:03 AM

Um... first check your /boot/grub/menu.lst to make sure there really is a duplicate entry there. There are actually several boot options for ubuntu installed, each get their own menu item but they are the same installation.

Unless you have two separate intalls of ubuntu so you are tripple booting... but that is hard to do by accident.

salpapa 06-28-2007 07:15 AM

ok help me out here ,how do i find that file i really haven't worked out ubunto yet and don't even know how to find files on it. its more difficult than i thought but i want to stick with it as i like it though i need to read a few tutorials first but i want to fix this problem first.

alerola 06-28-2007 08:23 AM

I don't think you have two installations either. When Ubuntu upgrades the kernel, it leaves the old(er) kernel in place and puts it on the grub boot menu as a second option.

I don't think you're quite ready to edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst file. Just read you're options in the boot menu carefully. You'll notice a variation in the numbers following the word "kernel-2.6." If not, you have a very unusual situation.

Just select the first ubuntu item on the menu list and start using it.

Good luck.

salpapa 06-28-2007 08:53 AM

ok i get black boot up screen with kubunto then the boot list
kernel (safe mode)
kernel generic (safe mode)
kubunto memtst
other operating system
windows xp

and then again black boot up screen with kubunto and it loads

if this is normal i'm ok though why is the kernel repeated just with a different number, the top one boots up

anyway if this is right thanks for the help, i am going to read a few tutorials first before i try using anything else. :study:

mcmillan 06-28-2007 01:02 PM

It looks normal to me. The kernel is an older kernel that was updated to It's nice to keep the old kernel entry in case the update causes some kind of problem.

If you can boot fine with the new kernel you can get rid of some of the clutter by deleting the old option in /boot/grub/menu.lst

IndyGunFreak 06-28-2007 02:38 PM


I don't know why, but thats a pet peeve of mine...


salpapa 06-28-2007 03:00 PM

thanks for helping me out i am reading tutorials from here if anyone else needs them, they kind of help alot in getting you started or if anybody wants to post them in the right section of this forum

Simon Bridge 06-28-2007 05:24 PM

Well done team!
Good to know problems get solved while I am asleep.

applications > accessories > terminal (drag the terminal icon to your desktop)
learn to use the terminal ... most solutions will come by way of terminal commands even when a gui method exists.

Look threough the Ubuntu Guide

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