Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 181952
menu.lst is being hacked via each distro's commerical
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:24 EST
Description of problem:
menu.lst is changed by each disto and causes errors and confusion for other
disto boot ups.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
color changes, format changes, ESC key, timer, splash screens garbled, no boot
a black and white lsit of my system installations with timer clicking down, the
"press ESC key' message during grub load at the bottom of screen as if it were
part of the boot up process and not the disto.
Really, this could only be a problem if you're sharing /boot between more than
one distro or installation, and that will simply not *ever* work reliably.
Don't do that.
The boot processes are not shared, but grub must share the menu at some point,
wheather it be all titles on one menu or chained. Just don't screw with the menu
as if your distro is the onnly one that owns the grub menu.