Managing The GRUB Bootloader With QGRUBEditor On Ubuntu 7.10 - Page 2

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On the GRUB Settings tab, we can modify the global GRUB settings (like setting the default kernel to boot, setting a splash image, etc.):

You can modify a kernel stanza by going to the GRUB Entries tab again and double-click a kernel. You will get to a form with the values of the selected kernel; make your changes and click on OK:

Below the menu bar, you can find some interesting buttons:

The View Input button opens the Input window...

... which shows details about your hard drive and the partitions on the Device Input tab...

... and the contents of /boot/grub/menu.lst on the Menu Input tab:

The Add Entry button allows you to add a new kernel stanza:

If you click on it, the following form opens where you can fill in the details of your new kernel stanza:

The Edit Entry button allows you to modify an existing kernel stanza (as shown before):

The Copy Entry button lets you duplicate an existing kernel stanza (which you can then use as a template, for example):

The Remove Entry button removes the selected kernel stanza from the GRUB configuration:

The Scan File button reloads the current /boot/grub/menu.lst file:

The Encrypt Password button lets you set a password for the bootloader - this makes sense if you don't want anyone else to boot your computer:

The Create GRUB Splash Image button lets you set a different splash image:

With the Backup File button, you can back up the current /boot/grub/menu.lst...

... and with the Restore File button, you can restore /boot/grub/menu.lst from a previous backup:

The Delete Backup button lets you delete a backup:

When you click on the Settings button...

... you can configure the QGRUBEditor settings (not the GRUB settings!):

When you click on the What's This? button, you can afterwards click on any other item in the QGRUBEditor interface, and an explanation will pop up for that item:

The About QGRUBEditor button brings up some detailed information about the QGRUBEditor program:


Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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