Ubuntu :: Removing Items From The Boot (grub2) Menu?

Jan 9, 2011

Have recently installed 10.10 and have several other OS' installed, as well as other NTFS (non-OS) partitions. After a couple of updates, my boot menu shows about 8 entries, whereas I should only have about 4... How is this fixed in Grub2?

Have installed Startup Manager, and there seems to be no option here...

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Ubuntu :: Removing Menu Items From Grub 2?

Aug 19, 2010

When i reinstalled Ubuntu i reinstall it on top of an existing not working ubuntu so now in the boot menu i still have 2.6.35-6-generic menu items but i can't find 2.6.35-6-generic anywhere how can i fix it?

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May 6, 2010

I'm having an odd dual-boot problem. Briefly, I can't boot Windows XP from its entry on the GRUB2 menu. If I set the disk order in BIOS so that the machine boots off the drive with Windows XP, XP starts normally. However, if I boot off the Ubuntu drive, which brings up the GRUB2 menu, choosing the "Windows 7 loader" option (why it says Windows 7 when there's only Windows XP is another question!) just makes my system reboot.

It appears there's some problem with the way GRUB2 attempts to start Windows XP. I'm also wondering why GRUB2 thinks it sees the Windows 7 loader. There shouldn't be any Windows 7 anything anywhere. I once had a Windows 7 RC install on the same disk as Windows XP, but I wiped the Windows 7 system partition and reallocated its space as just another NTFS partition. FWIW, GRUB2 is installed on the MBR of the disk containing my Ubuntu install. Windows XP has a different drive all to itself.

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Oct 5, 2010

As a long time Red Hat/Fedora user, I'm quite new to the Ubuntu/Debian culture, and/or, to the Grub2 specific behavior.I'd like to see Grub2 system selection menu at every boot time even if I only have a single operating system, Ubuntu 9.10, on my hard drive. What should I do fot this purpose?

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Nov 24, 2010

After upgrading to 10.10 the grub boot menu stopped showing up. I made a custom menu in grub.d and update grub finds everything, but when I restart my system the boot menu never shows. I should have two kernels. How do I get the boot menu to show every time I restart my system?

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Jun 25, 2010

I upgraded my main box to Ubuntu 10.04 and everything runs fine, except for a problem with grub: I can't modify the boot menu in any way, I'm stuck with what grub2 thought was the optimal setup at installation time (and it got it wrong, btw). The current boot menu lists:

- my older 9.10 install in sdb2 (one kernel)
- legacy windows XP install on sda1
- my even older 9.04 install in sdb1 (two kernel versions)
- my new install in sdb3, with only one kernel (the one coming with the distro CD)

I tried anything I could think of to modify this menu:

- modify the /etc grub config file then running sudo update-grub
- using a specific app (system manager? don't remember its name)
- upgrading to the latest kernel
- removing and reinstalling grub

to no avail: the menu is still there in the above form, and I have to manually select the 10.04 (old) kernel by hand every time I reboot.

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Jan 29, 2011

I'd like have some text written on my grub2 boot menu.

In legacy grub you could just add: title Foobar and you'd get "Foobar" displayed.

I tried: menuitem "Foobar" {} grub2, but it doesn't work. Any ideas how do you do something like that?

(Yes, I know writing grub.cfg by hand is not very smart. But I have a special situation: I wrote my own grub.cfg on a dedicated boot partition from where I chainload to other grub on other partitions. Those secondary grubs generate their grub.cfgs on the fly, so everything is OK )

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Mar 7, 2011

I've already read and tested the various guides for pasword portecting the menu items. What I need is a little bit different. I need to protect the whole boot menu so normal users cannot select any entry at all and only let the default entry boot.

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Mar 5, 2011

I just installed Debian squeeze. I installed grub to the MBR. It uses Grub 2. Apparently I'm not supposed to edit /boot/grub/grub.cnf, but /etc/default/grub and /etc/grub.d. I looked at these and read The Readme as well as a tutorial at [URL]. I'm still not sure of what to do. When I boot up I get 4 choices: 2 for Squeeze and two for another linux distro. I would like to edit the print out I get when I boot up, as well as add the partition for XP which wasn't included.

This is /etc/default/grub:
# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`

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Feb 5, 2010

I have Ubuntu 9.10, PuppyLinux431 and Windows XP on a Toshiba laptop. I like Ubuntu, but the speed of PuppyLinux is addictive, so that was my default boot until I upgraded Ubuntu which included an upgrade to Grub2.

My problem: Grub2 doesn't recognise PuppyLinux. Using information from [url] I have made an executable file named 07_Puppy in /etc/grub.d and did update-grub from root. Still no luck. I can boot PuppyLinux from the grub command line using the following commands:

Just before grub displays the boot menu, I think I see a very brief message about a syntax error, but it's gone before I can read it.

Here is the contents of my grub.cfg:


Why Grub2 doesn't see Puppy and let me boot it from the menu?

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Mar 3, 2010

My Grub2 boot menu includes:

Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-19-generic
Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-19-generic (recovery mode)
Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-14-generic
Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.31-14-generic (recovery mode)

Q1) I only really need the latest kernel, 2.6.31-19, don't I?

Q2) So how can I get rid of the two 2.6.31-14 entries?

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Apr 13, 2011

I have two hard drives - (1) 80GB (2) 500GB: the 1st HD has 3 partitions (in that order) - Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.10 & Swap. the 2nd HD is for storage only, and has 2 partitions.

I did the following - I installed Windows 7 on the first partition of the 1st HD, it booted just fine. Then I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on the second partition of the 1st HD.

Windows 7 shows in the GRUB menu alongside with Ubuntu. Ubuntu boots just fine, but when I select Windows it simply restarts the computer and the GRUB menu shows again.

RESULTS.txt of Boot Info Script:

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in partition #3 for (,msdos3)/boot/grub.


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Sep 13, 2009

Here is how I created a Grub2 boot-cd with a (grub.cfg) menu:

mkdir /tmp/cdroot
mkdir /tmp/cdroot/boot
mkdir /tmp/cdroot/boot/grub
cp /boot/grub/grub.cfg /tmp/cdroot/boot/grub
cd /tmp


NOTE: The above proceedure assumes you already have a grub.cfg file. If you don't, create one in the /tmp/cdroot/boot/grub directory

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Nov 14, 2010

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Dec 8, 2010

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Feb 2, 2010

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Feb 20, 2010

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Jun 10, 2010

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Aug 13, 2010

I installed a dual boot Windows 7 / Ubuntu netbook remix 10.04 yesterday.So far so good, everything works fine.

However, i would like to get rid of the little enveloppe in the menu bar, more precisely in what i think is called the notification area. i have found some stuff online about how I'm supposed to delete a package and restart, quite unsuccessful method really, since the envelope is still there.

Plus whenI right click on the menu bar to pin / unpin items, it doesnt work, all the submenus are greyed out.

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Nov 6, 2010

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And the contents are:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Set your screensaver preferences


So it should be launching gnome-screensaver, not x-scrensaver. Where on earth is x-screensaver getting launched from? I thought the menu was determined by /usr/share/applications. (By the way, I did previously have x-screensaver instead of gnome, I am trying to put it back how it was. I have more-or-less succeeded, except this Menu item which is puzzling me.)

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Apr 4, 2011

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Mar 6, 2010

I have made a custom grub2 menu however, both the default and the custom show together. So my grub looks like the list below, the bolded entries are my custom ones. How do I get rid of the duplicates? I have tried apt-get remove and deleting old kernels.

ubuntu,linux ...
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May 21, 2010

I'm simply trying to remove old kernels and second rename things that are on the list. It used to take me 10 seconds with grub1, but having some difficultly with grub2. So far I went into /boot/ and removed the old kernels and then did a sudo update-grub2 and it seemed to remove all the old kernels from the list. Is this the best way or doing it or any issues on doing it this way? Second I just want to rename what boots up like Ubuntu 2.6.32-22-generic to something else. I keep read not to modify the grub.cfg, but not sure what to do? I poked around the files in /etc/grub.d/, but not sure what to do?

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Apr 28, 2011

How do you go about removing old kernel from other distros from the grub menu. For example I have lucid and ubuntu studio installed. Lucid controls the grub2. So how would I remove the old kernel out of the ubuntu studio?

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Mar 18, 2010

Alright, after trying to organize shortcuts in Wine's menu (which did not work), I ended up hitting the 'Revert' button, which changed the names of most of the folders:


As you've probably guessed, I want to remove "wine-Programs-" from the beginning of the folder names. I've tried using the menu editor to do this, but the 'Properties' button does not seem to work on anything I did not create myself. How do I go about editing the names?

I would also like to know how to move the MS Office shortcuts into a custom folder/menu. They refuse to drag into any folder I make.

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May 30, 2010

I just loaded KNE 10.4 onto my Dell Mini and I'm trying to get it configured. Some apps that I have installed using Synaptic (Kpackage seems pretty useless, even aside from the fact that the package names are illegible) are not showing up in the Search and Launch, and I would also like to add an additional category and add some items to the favorites list at the top of the page.

Right clicking does not seem to provide any options to change what used to be the menus, and middle clicking puts strange little yellow boxes at the bottom of the screen. (I haven't figured out how to make those go away.What config files hold the data I want to update? Are they not under ~/.kde for some reason?

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Jun 30, 2010

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Nov 5, 2010

i would like to remove s#certain items from the right click menu in ubuntu 10.04

i.e. remove functions from the right click menu in 10.04

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Nov 30, 2010

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Dec 23, 2010

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