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Old 10-13-2009, 04:48 PM   #1
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Safe to remove old grub files after upgrading to grub2?

I just installed grub2 on my laptop and everything works fine and boots right. It gave my the option to run

'sudo rm -f /boot/grub/menu.lst*' after the installation because it said it could not determine itself if these files were necessary to keep.

I'm not sure what files they are exactly, or how to find them either, but do people usually delete them after upgrading?
Old 10-13-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what files they are exactly, or how to find them either, but do people usually delete them after upgrading?
If you are not sure what to do then do nothing.

"If it's working then don't try to break it". Unless you'd like to.

I don't use grub2 (yet) but /boot/grub/menu.lst* takes maybe 2KB which is probably 0.00001% of your filespace, so, why bother, at the risk of breaking your system?

Alternatively (and to be on the safe side) backup your system, run the suggested command, and see what happens.
Old 10-14-2009, 12:05 AM   #3
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Yeah I have it backed up just to make sure. And thats true about the files being so small. Thanks for the reply.


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