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Aesthetically editing grub.cfg
Make grub keep its default boot under kernel updates


I want to use the Grub bootloader to boot up my system with my triple boot.

Now, i want to configure grub on my Ubuntu OS. How can I? I want to do stuff like editing the startup entries, like you could do with EasyBCD for Windows. Startup-Manager in the Ubuntu softwarecentre doesn do this. Can anyone give me a recommendation?

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marked as duplicate by quack quixote Apr 20 '10 at 2:34

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Got it done,

Threw terminal:

cp /boot/grub/grub.cfg /home/me/Desktop (edit the file on the desktop, save)
Add root password: sudo passwd root
su root
cp /home/me/Desktop/grub.cfg /boot/grub

Worked for me.

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this works until you install a new kernel. at which point update-grub is run and your special /boot/grub/grub.cfg is overwritten. see the duplicates for how to do it so that grub.cfg is auto-generated with your changes. –  quack quixote Apr 20 '10 at 2:33

If you enter the command:

gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

from the command line, it will let you edit the grub entries in a text editor. You don't specifically say you are looking for a GUI editor, but you could use Gnome System Tools which has a graphical editor as well.

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on the new Grub 2 grub.cfg replaces menu.lst –  Deniz Zoeteman Jan 7 '10 at 16:17
Did you try sudo update-grub? If not look at this tutorial: ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8191211 –  Joshua Nurczyk Jan 7 '10 at 16:35

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