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Old 11-16-2004, 03:46 AM   #1
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Unhappy GRUB overwrites my changes


to tell the kernel, that hdc should be handled by ide-scsi I have to append it to the kernel parameters - no problem.
But whenever I compile a new kernel (thats quite often) and update-grub my manual changes (also to old kernels) to menu.lst are gone.
How can I permanently edit the menu.lst or keep update-grub from thinking its smarter than me?
Old 11-16-2004, 03:53 AM   #2
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From my experience, you don't need to run update-grub to install new kernels to grub. Just change menu.lst and leave everything else untouched. If, for whatever reason, you need to run update-grub, you may need to make the changes in grub.conf. This is just a guess, since grub.conf is handled slightly different in SuSE (where I have my only experience).
Old 11-16-2004, 04:12 AM   #3
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Thank you for the answer

I know that I dont NEED to run it, but its just convenient (in debian I can have the package manager automagically update-grub after installing a new kernel-image).
I thought maybe there is a solution that still lets me use update-grub...


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