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Old 12-08-2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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Arch Linux - Grub error

I'm trying to install Arch and I'm stuck at the following command:

grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
Which gives me the following error.

Error: out of memory
Error: syntax error
Error: incorrect command
Error: syntax error
Syntax error at line 150
Syntax error are detected in generated grub file.
Ensure that there are no errors in /etc/default/grub and /etc/grub.d/* files or please file a bug report with /boot/grub/grub.cfg/new file attached.
Following a thread on ArchLinux's forums I can see that it might not get fixed soon

So, people are suggesting that we add the following lines to /etc/default/grub:

What could happen with that line of code? What side effects? What about after the grub is updated?
Old 12-09-2013, 09:32 AM   #2
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What could happen with that line of code?
Grub Legacy and earlier releases of Grub2 had a menu in grub.cfg. The newer Grub2 has sub-menus under the main menu in some cases and changing your entry as suggested in /etc/default/grub would eliminate sub-menus and leave you with just one menu.

After updating Grub, the change would persist if you have this entry in /etc/default/grub.

I'm not really sure of the reasoning behind sub-menus, nor its advantages and disadvantages.
You forgot to post what is actually on line 150, the reported error line. I'm guessing it is: {
Old 12-09-2013, 01:43 PM   #3
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That depends on which file we're talking about.
Old 12-09-2013, 02:07 PM   #4
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I use syslinux IMHO it's simpler but seems to update more than GRUB.


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