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Linux Howto: Cleaning up Your GRUB 2 Menu (part 2)

Feb 25, 2010, 17:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Akkana Peck)

"In the last installment, I showed how to add new entries for your grub2 menu, and gave a few simple examples of entries that work. But that boot menu is long, confusing and ugly. How do you fix it?

"Getting Rid of Bogus Menu Entries

"I mentioned in the last article that Ubuntu's scripts generated 56 lines of grub entries on my system. That's because I have three root partitions and a lot of kernels in /boot.

"Ubuntu generates entries to boot every kernel with every root partition -- except most of those combinations don't actually work, because the kernel may depend on modules or userspace programs that are only installed in one of your distros. The only entries you can be sure are right are the ones for the current Ubuntu install with the current Ubuntu kernel -- and those may not be first in the menu."

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