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I've got Ubuntu 10.04 and Grub 0.97, I've created /etc/default/grub (according to example in menu.lst):

defoptions=
howmany=all

But every-time when update-grub is executed quite splash is appended as kernel parameter. I cannot find out why this happens even if created default file and the file is

title           Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS, kernel 2.6.32-28-generic-pae
uuid            c90f570d-b8a0-4c2e-a285-47905d46d3ce
kernel          /vmlinuz-2.6.32-28-generic-pae root=/dev/mapper/vg0-lvRoot ro quiet splash
initrd          /initrd.img-2.6.32-28-generic-pae


located during `update-grub`, as you can see:
Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub
Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default
Testing for an existing GRUB menu.lst file ... found: /boot/grub/menu.lst
Searching for splash image ... none found, skipping ...
Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.32-28-generic-pae
Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.32-28-generic

I also tried edit menu.lst "defaults", but update-grub doesn't take care about them.
What am I doing wrong? Am I missing something?

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As I remember you should change some line in the /boot/grub/menu.lst file.

You can find there some commented lines:

# defoptions=
# howmany=all

These line should be commented and you can define these parameter. The update-grup script analyzes these parameters and builds proper menu.list file.

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I did that, but when update-grub is executed, these config directives are in part which is generated by update-grub and it is override. –  Ency Jan 28 '11 at 9:32
    
Are you sure that you make changes in the /boot/grub/menu.lst? In the question you write that you changed /etc/default/grub. –  Lukasz Stelmach Jan 28 '11 at 9:42
    
"I also tried edit menu.lst "defaults", but update-grub doesn't take care about them." –  Ency Jan 28 '11 at 10:11
    
Sorry I miss it. And unfortunately I cannot help you more. –  Lukasz Stelmach Jan 28 '11 at 12:16

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