Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

So I'm doing a test. I've installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 side-by-side. Now, I'd like to be able to launch the Ubuntu install from within Windows using VirtualBox. I was following the instructions here but they don't seem to apply to 11.04.

I got stuck on step 2. /usr/lib/grub/*-pc/stage2_eltorito and /boot/grub/menu.lst don't exist. If you can tell me where to find those, that would be a good start. However, using find / -name menu.lst yielded no results.

How do I create a Grub boot disk that I can use with VirtualBox in 11.04?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 0 down vote accepted

The menu.lst file was part of the original GRUB. Ubuntu now uses GRUB2 by default, so the config file has changed to /boot/grub.cfg.

Here is a rather long primer about GRUB2. Scroll down to section 5 to read about editing the GRUB config file. Note that you shouldn't edit this file directly in normal circumstances. Instead, editing /etc/default/grub is the preferred way to prevent overwriting your changes on update.

Here's another primer on editing the GRUB2 config file. It's not as technical.

share|improve this answer
    
Thanks, I'll take a look. Would you happen to know where the stage2_eltorito moved to? –  Josh M. Aug 18 '11 at 2:54
    
I would use this (section 3.2). It seems to mirror your original tutorial pretty well. –  Kris Harper Aug 18 '11 at 13:06
    
Thanks for your assistance. @root45, thanks for the link. Turns out the boot disk wasn't even required. I just hooked the VM up to the VMDK which pointed to the physical drive. –  Josh M. Aug 19 '11 at 1:56
    
Awesome. Glad it's working. –  Kris Harper Aug 19 '11 at 12:45

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.