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March 2, 2006

Ubuntu Breezy – menu.lst

Filed under: Uncategorized — Chris Merck @ 1:59 am

here is my menu.lst file from my debian /boot/grub folder
i had to manualy add the line for ubuntu because the ubuntu installer failed to install its version of grub to the master boot record. It is probably better that it didnt however.

# menu.lst – See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
# grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
# grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
# and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify ‘saved’ instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command ‘savedefault’.
default 0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 5

# Pretty colours
color cyan/blue white/blue

## password [‘–md5’] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
# command ‘lock’
# e.g. password topsecret
# password –md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader +1
#
# title Linux
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specifiv kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
# kopt=root=/dev/hde5 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=(hd0,4)

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
## alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
## lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
## altoptions=(recovery mode) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
## howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
## memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## ## End Default Options ##

title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.8-2-686-smp
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8-2-686-smp root=/dev/sda5 ro
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.8-2-686-smp
savedefault
boot

title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.8-2-686-smp (recovery mode)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8-2-686-smp root=/dev/sda5 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.8-2-686-smp
savedefault
boot

title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.4.27-2-386
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.27-2-386 root=/dev/hde5 ro
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.4.27-2-386
savedefault
boot

title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.4.27-2-386 (recovery mode)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.27-2-386 root=/dev/hde5 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.4.27-2-386
savedefault
boot

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:
root

### Manualy added Ubuntu boot options
title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.12-9-386
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-9-386 root=/dev/sda2 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.12-9-386
savedefault
boot

title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.12-9-386 (recovery mode)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-9-386 root=/dev/sda2 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.12-9-386
boot

title Ubuntu, memtest86+
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
boot

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/hde1
title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root (hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/hde4.
title SUSE LINUX 10.0 (i586) OSS (on /dev/hde4)
root (hd0,3)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.13-15.7-smp root=/dev/sda4
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.13-15.7-smp
savedefault
boot

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/hde4.
##title SUSE LINUX 10.0 (i586) OSS – .gz version?
##root (hd0,3)
##kernel /boot/vmlinux-2.6.13-15.7-smp.gz root=/dev/sda4
##savedefault
##boot

Ubuntu Breezy – Accessing Other Partitions

Filed under: Uncategorized — Chris Merck @ 1:55 am

if you mount stuff in /media then it will show up on the desktop, very cool.

if you want something more perminant, and dont want to clutter up the desktop, mount it in /mnt

here is my fstab file:

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
#
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/sda2 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/sda6 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
/dev/sdb /media/usb0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0

#manually added
/dev/sda5 /mnt/debian auto rw,user 0 0
/dev/sda4 /mnt/suse auto user,exec 0 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt/winnt ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/media ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/data auto user,exec 0 0
/dev/hda5 /mnt/linbig auto user,exec 0 0

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