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Hello. I have been having a few annoying grub issues that I assume is an easy fix, I just don't know how. I am running Gutsy and occasionally when I ...
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    GRUB issues


    Hello. I have been having a few annoying grub issues that I assume is an easy fix, I just don't know how.
    I am running Gutsy and occasionally when I install things via automatic updates, my grub menu is automatically reconfigured incorrectly so that ubuntu can't boot. It is an easy matter to change it back, but a bit annoying.
    Below I give my current (and desired) grub menu, the grub menu that it keeps getting changed to, and the fdisk -l command. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Current GRUB menu:

    title 1. Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=/dev/sda6 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
    quiet
    savedefault

    title 2. Ubuntu 7.10 (recovery mode)
    root (hd0,7)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=/dev/sda6 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic

    title 3. Ubuntu, memtest86+
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet

    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST ###

    title 4. Windows Vista
    root (hd0,2)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader +1

    title 5. Dell Diagnostic System Utility
    root (hd0,0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader +1


    GRUB menu it keeps getting changed to:

    title Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic
    root (hd0,7)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=/dev/sda8 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic (recovery mode)
    root (hd0,7)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=/dev/sda8 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic

    title Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.20-16-generic
    root (hd0,7)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-16-generic root=/dev/sda8 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-16-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.20-16-generic (recovery mode)
    root (hd0,7)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-16-generic root=/dev/sda8 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-16-generic

    title Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.17-11-generic
    root (hd0,7)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-11-generic root=/dev/sda8 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-11-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.17-11-generic (recovery mode)
    root (hd0,7)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-11-generic root=/dev/sda8 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-11-generic

    title Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.17-10-generic
    root (hd0,7)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-10-generic root=/dev/sda8 ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-10-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.17-10-generic (recovery mode)
    root (hd0,7)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-10-generic root=/dev/sda8 ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-10-generic

    title Ubuntu 7.10, memtest86+
    root (hd0,7)
    kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet

    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

    title 4. Windows Vista
    root (hd0,2)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader +1

    title 5. Dell Diagnostic System Utility
    root (hd0,0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader +1


    lwpack@lwpack-pc:~$ sudo fdisk -l
    [sudo] password for lwpack:

    Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x20000000

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 6 48163+ de Dell Utility
    /dev/sda2 7 1312 10485760 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3 * 1312 4499 25603305+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda4 4500 38913 276430455 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 4500 29995 204796588+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda6 * 29996 38548 68701941 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7 38549 38913 2931831 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    lwpack@lwpack-pc:~$

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    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # <device> <mount point> <file system> <options> <dump> <pass>

    # proc
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

    # /dev/sda3 (Vista Partition)
    # /dev/sda3 /media/vista ntfs-3g defaults,noauto,user,uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=0 0 0

    # /dev/sda5 (NTFS Data Partition)
    /dev/sda5 /media/ntfs ntfs-3g defaults,exec,user,uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=0 0 0

    # /dev/sda6 (Linux Root Partition)
    /dev/sda6 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1

    # /dev/sda7 (Swap)
    /dev/sda7 none swap sw 0 0

    # /dev/scd0 (DVD +/- RW)
    /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0

    # /dev/sdb1 (Thumbdrive)
    /dev/sdb1 /media/thumbdrive vfat defaults,user,quiet,shortname=mixed,uid=1000,gid=1 000,umask=077,iocharset=utf8 0 0

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