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I was trying to find /boot/grub/menu.lst OR /boot/grub/ as usual on Ubuntu Desktop or other versions to change the GRUB selection, but there is no file munu.lst or in the grub directory. Where can I find GRUB's configuration file? to modify the grub selection

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I can't follow what exactly you are trying to remove, but you are using GRUB2, not GRUB. Its configuration file is /boot/grub/grub.cfg, but unless you provide more details, it's difficult to give you advise. – htorque Feb 9 '11 at 10:00
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The file you need is /etc/default/grub and run sudo update-grub after you've made your changes.

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Or just /boot/grub/grub.cfg, that's the file that gets generated when you run update-grub. Anyway, your way indeed is better as otherwise your grub.cfg would be reset every time update-grub is used. – RobinJ Jun 22 '11 at 16:48

You can also try GRUB Customizer if you'd like to work w/ a GUI.

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sidenote : Ubuntu 10.10 will keep grub-legacy if you upgrade from a previous ubuntu distribution but install by default grub2 otherwise. has information about both upgrading grub-legacy -> grub2 and reverting grub2 -> grub-legacy if you happen to experience problems with the new approach.

otherwise, yeah. /etc/default/grub is the place where you now need to check. Note that the "automagic options" system has completely changed, too.


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