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Re: Grub config file editing

On Thu, 2006-02-16 at 15:26 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> I am trying to fix the grub config file so that I can boot another OS
> on this machine. I need to play with the (1,3) part- but it is a pain
> to boot the system just to change this one file and then to power down
> again to test it. Is there not a simple text editor in Grub?
> Dotan Cohen
> http://technology-sleuth.com/long_answer/what_is_hdtv.html
> 2

Certainly you can do command line editing with grub during boot ( the
'e' key ).
However, those edits are only in memory and only during that boot.  Grub
cannot write to a filesystem that is not even mounted yet.

To make changes permanent you need to actually edit the text file
grub.conf and save those changes when the system is running.

Also, How are you going to test your saved changes if you do not reboot
and let grub read and use the changed configuration?  

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