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    Default Computer freezes when entering Yast - Boot Loader - Section Management.

    I just want to change the text displayed on bootup from "Desktop - opensuse - lotsaversion numbers" to "OpenSUSE 11.3".

    I tried doing it during installation, but it didn't seem to take affect, and now it won't let me do it through Yast

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    You can manually edit your grub menu using the following command. Be careful to stick with just the menu description lines. If you are using KDE then use the menu Run Command:

    Code:
    kdesu kwrite /boot/grub/menu.lst
    You must enter the root password then you will be using kwrite. Make your changes, then save the file, close the file and quite kwrite. Reboot to see if you made the change you wanted.

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    Default Re: Computer freezes when entering Yast - Boot Loader - Section Management.

    I have a weird problem here as well, when i try to rename OPensuse, my computer restarts without fail (KDE)

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    openSUSE uses the standard Grub menu system which reads a text file called menu.lst located in the /boot/grub folder. You can edit this file, but you must do so with root permissions. The command to edit this file in KDE would be, using the menu Run Command:

    Code:
    kdesu kwrite /boot/grub/menu.lst
    Using the above command I have no problems changing the names of my enteries using the KDE program kwrite. Here is an example of my menu.lst file. I am loading openSUSE from a different drive from that which includes Windows XP, which is why this command may look different from your Windows load command, if you have one.

    Code:
    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Sat Jul  3 19:04:53 CDT 2010
    # THIS FILE WILL BE PARTIALLY OVERWRITTEN by perl-Bootloader
    # Configure custom boot parameters for updated kernels in /etc/sysconfig/bootloader
    
    default saved
    updatedefaultentry=true
    savedefault=true
    fallback 0
    timeout 30
    ##YaST - generic_mbr
    gfxmenu (hd0,1)/boot/message
    ##YaST - activate
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows 1###
    title Windows XP Professional
        savedefault 0
        map (hd1) (hd0)
        map (hd0) (hd1)
        rootnoverify (hd1,0)
        makeactive
        chainloader +1
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title Desktop -- openSUSE 11.3 - 2.6.34-12
        savedefault 1
        root (hd0,1)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.34-12-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_7H500F0_H81AGJDH-part2 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_7H500F0_H81AGJDH-part1 splash=silent quiet nomodeset showopts vga=0x346
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.34-12-desktop
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.3 - 2.6.34-12
        savedefault 2
        root (hd0,1)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.34-12-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_7H500F0_H81AGJDH-part2 showopts apm=off noresume edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 nomodeset x11failsafe vga=0x346
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.34-12-desktop
    Thank You,
    My Blog: https://forums.opensuse.org/blogs/jdmcdaniel3/

    Software efficiency halves every 18 months, thus compensating for Moore's Law

    Its James again from Austin, Texas

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    Does this look OK?

    Code:
    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Tue Jul 20 17:05:49 EDT 2010
    # THIS FILE WILL BE PARTIALLY OVERWRITTEN by perl-Bootloader
    # Configure custom boot parameters for updated kernels in /etc/sysconfig/bootloader
    
    default 1
    timeout 8
    gfxmenu (hd0,5)/boot/message
    ##YaST - activate
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title OpenSUSE 11.3
        root (hd0,5)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.34-12-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3250318AS_5VM1GPGA-part6 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3250318AS_5VM1GPGA-part5 splash=silent quiet showopts vga=0x345
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.34-12-desktop
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###
    title Windows XP
        rootnoverify (hd0,0)
        chainloader +1

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    Your menu.lst file looks just fine to me MarthKoopa and it should work OK.

    # Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Tue Jul 20 17:05:49 EDT 2010
    # THIS FILE WILL BE PARTIALLY OVERWRITTEN by perl-Bootloader
    # Configure custom boot parameters for updated kernels in /etc/sysconfig/bootloader

    default 1
    timeout 8
    gfxmenu (hd0,5)/boot/message
    ##YaST - activate

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title OpenSUSE 11.3
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.34-12-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3250318AS_5VM1GPGA-part6 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3250318AS_5VM1GPGA-part5 splash=silent quiet showopts vga=0x345
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.34-12-desktop

    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###
    title Windows XP
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1
    Thank You,
    My Blog: https://forums.opensuse.org/blogs/jdmcdaniel3/

    Software efficiency halves every 18 months, thus compensating for Moore's Law

    Its James again from Austin, Texas

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