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

Nathan Blackham kemotaha at
Sat Jun 28 17:55:49 MDT 2008

On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 3:39 PM, Stuart Jansen <sjansen at> wrote:

> On Fri, 2008-06-27 at 15:35 -0600, Matthew Walker wrote:
> > /boot/grub.conf is the usual spot for this.
> The more I know about Linux, the more I know I don't know. There's an
> incredible amount of variety. Before asking or answering a question,
> it's always good to preface with "on $my_favorite_distro".
> I don't know of any distro that puts the grub config file
> in /boot/grub.conf
> On RH-based systems, the file is /boot/grub/grub.conf. There is also a
> symlink /etc/grub.conf -> /boot/grub/grub.conf
> On Ubuntu and SL-based systems, the file is /boot/grub/menu.lst

This seems to be a preface to grub2 coming out.  If you install grub2 on
ubuntu then it uses grub.conf rather than menu.lst.  I think it is the new
location for grub config files


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