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Old 08-26-2004, 12:04 PM   #1
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grub.conf vs menu.lst

I'm a bit bewildered by the differnrce in grub configuration in th different distro's I'm trying out at the moment (and some things I've seen on the forum). I my FC2 and Aurox (basically FC1) the file that explains what OS's are available and where their kernels etc. are is called grub.conf and the file menu.lst simply explains the correspondence between partition namings (hda=hd0)

In SuSE and in Insyste's Slack Tutorial ( file menu.lst takes the kernel and initrd information and appears to be slightly differntly formatted than the grub.conf in FC2. Why the difference?
Old 08-26-2004, 12:43 PM   #2
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if u look in ur /boot/grub

menu.lst points to grub.conf

so i do not find any difference betwen the both in my system


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Old 08-26-2004, 03:17 PM   #3
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menu.lst is the default configuration file for grub, but you can tell it what configuration file to use with an argument passed to grub when you install it on your MBR. Read man grub for more details.


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