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Re: Booting from USB key, Grub 0.97 can't find menu.1st on its own, but
Re: Booting from USB key, Grub 0.97 can't find menu.1st on its own, but typing 'configfile' works
Thu, 01 Sep 2011 10:28:56 -0400
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On 2011/08/31 16:18 (GMT+0100) Christopher Huang-Leaver composed:
I am trying to setup a Gentoo Linux USB key, I have mostly been following
but I just can't get grub to read the menu.1st file. The weird thing is,
when I get to the 'minimal console' I can type
The menu screen loads up as you would expect, the MemTest86+ option works,
the other two don't, but one problem at a time ;-)
This is the grub.conf / menu.1st file ...
Also could someone explain why we need both a menu.1st and grub.conf, which
is the more 'correct' one to use?
AFAIK, the RedHat/Fedora variants of Legacy Grub use a symlink for the
benefit of those RedHat/Fedora adopters who are used to the standard
configfile name menu.lst. Grub has a version suitable for use on FAT
filesystems that don't allow 4-digit filename extensions, so consequently
menu.lst was defined as the default configfile name many moons ago.
The configfile command will read any file you feed it. During boot, only
menu.lst (normal variants of Legacy Grub) or grub.conf (RedHat variants of
Legacy Grub) will be used. I don't know for sure which variant Gentoo uses,
but I think normal/non-RedHat. s/menu.1st/menu.lst/ as the filename and
you'll be good to go.
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