I m using VMware for my linux version Ubuntu 11.04 and i have searched for /boot/grub/menu.lst file but this file was not there. Why??

I was creating a new kernel in virtual linux but unable to create because of proper configuration file.So how i will get the proper config file for ubuntu 11.04 for kernel version 2.6.34??

  • What boot loader are you using? – arkascha Apr 15 '13 at 5:13
  • i m using grub boot loader – BalluSingh Apr 15 '13 at 5:47
  • If that really is the case (I don't know Ubunut) then I suggest you list the layout of /boot/grub. – arkascha Apr 15 '13 at 5:57

Since Ubuntu 9.10, the default bootloader is now grub2 (package name grub-pc). It works differently than grub 1.

The main configuration file is /boot/grub/grub.cfg, but it is autogenerated and you should not modify it directly. To generate it, run the update-grub command, which is just a wrapper for grub-mkconfig. What it does is read the configuration file /etc/default/grub and execute all scripts inside /etc/grub.d.

  • I have done this for new kernel but after that the new kernel was not responding,black screen appears after selecting that option. Any reason or solution for this. – goodies Apr 23 '13 at 9:23
  • After compiling the new kernel, have you generated a new initrd image? Have you run update-grub after generating the initrd? If you have done these steps, it is probably that the error is in your kernel compilation, not in grub. – Carlos Campderrós Apr 23 '13 at 10:49
  • yes i have done all these steps after compiling..but it ws not returning out from black screen.. – goodies Apr 23 '13 at 10:56
  • It then seems a problem with your kernel. Try to compile the kernel with the same settings you have in the default ubuntu kernel. You can find them at /boot/config-KERNEL_VERSION – Carlos Campderrós Apr 23 '13 at 11:10
  • I have compiled it with default settings but it was not working.I dont know what will be the problem. – goodies Apr 23 '13 at 11:13

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