Mike Leone on 28 Apr 2010 05:42:36 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] grub shows no menu

Art Alexion had this to say:
> On Tuesday 27 April 2010 19:08:10 Michael Leone wrote:
>> This is grub2; there is no menu.lst. And no, there is no "Press
>> escape" message, and no 5 second delay. That was disabled in the
>> config.
> That's interesting.  I just booted this netbook with 10.04 installed and I got 
> the 5 second delay.  I also have a menu.lst.  (Perhaps it remains from a 
> previous installation, and perhaps, if you have one, it works with grub2.)  
> Certainly no grub expert, but looking at the 3 linux computers here at home, 
> all are 9.10 or 10.04, and all have menu.lst, and one -- a 9.10 -- presents a 
> menu every time.

This definitely did not, and it's definitely 9.10. If you want to see 
for yourself, it's a VMware appliance here:


Use the Ubuntu server 9.10 download.

> OK, $ grub --version
> grub (GNU GRUB 0.97), but these are all current Ubuntus.  Perhaps grub is not 
> upgraded with release upgrades?

This grub is 1.97 beta 4.
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