grub can't find the right location for kernel at boot time

Matthew Walker mwalker at
Fri Jun 27 16:18:52 MDT 2008

On Fri, June 27, 2008 4:16 pm, Dr. Scott S. Jones wrote:
> +++ Charles Curley [27/06/08 16:06 -0600]:
>> I don't know about etch, but Ubuntu stores it in /boot/grub/menu.lst.
>> If those both fail, something like this should work:
>> find /boot -iname menu.lst
>> or similarly for grub.conf
> My config file appears to be /boot/grub/menu.lst. The thing is that I alter
> menu.lst, and change the locations there to all read [0,0] but when I
> reboot, without running Update Grub, or if i do run it, it changes it all
> back to [2,0] and thus refuses to boot, without the manual tweaking.

First of all, you shouldn't need to run any commands after editting that file. Does the
config file actually revert, or does the menu on boot just not update? If it's the
latter, I'd say you've got another config file somewhere that is what it's actually

Matthew Walker
Kydance Hosting & Consulting
LAMP & MU* Specialist

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