Fedora Linux Support Community & Resources Center
Old 6th June 2008, 04:33 AM
jce2005 Offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2
Editing "grub.conf" file !

Hi Everyone,

well, first I'd like to say that I am completly new to Linux/Fedora 9 ! I could almost say "I have no clue what I am doing", but here is the situation :

I have a Windows Vista Notebook with MS Virtual PC 2007 SP1 installed. I managed to create a virtual Fedora 9 PC, which works actually pretty good. The only problem is, everytime I boot into Fedora 9, I have to :

1. hit any key
2. hit "a"
3. enter " noreplace-paravirt " to the boot line, so I won't get the boot error.

Several article on the web saying I have to edit the " /etc/grub.conv " file to put the "noreplace-paravirt" parameter at the end of the boot line ! Here is my problem I need help with :

How do I EDIT this file ? I tried to use the included text editor, but that won't work. It says I don't have permission to edit the grub.conf file. Several article on the web describe a "code" to edit this file, but since I am very "Linux-dumb" I have no clue how to do this. Can anyone help me out with step-by-step description on how to edit the grub.conf file wihin Fedora or any other easy solution.

Thank you very much.


Reply With Quote
Old 6th June 2008, 04:36 AM
Posts: n/a
No, you need to be root to edit system files..

Open a Terminal and type:


give the root password and type:


Open up the file and edit away...

Reply With Quote
Old 6th June 2008, 04:37 AM
Seve's Avatar
Seve Offline
Retired Community Manager
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The GTA, Ontario, Canada
Age: 59
Posts: 12,371
Take a few minutes and read through some of the basics.
To edit your grub file
Open a terminal and login as root ----- See http://www.fedorafaq.org/basics/#root
Then type and enter
gedit /boot/grub/grub.conf

and you should be good to go.


Sorry Wayne .. I did not mean to post over you.

Freakin lag !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Registered Linux User: #384977
.................................................. ............
See the Links below for more Help and those much wanted extras ... :)
Reply With Quote
Old 6th June 2008, 05:13 AM
jce2005 Offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2
Hi there,

COOOOOOL, thanks so much for the fast reply. I was able to open the grub.conf file and do the editing. Now the boot into the Pirtual PC works great and I finally can start practicing Linux a bit.

One last question ( for now ! LOL ) : During the boot, the screen changes from perfect to distorted characters/colors.......... while it is booting up and Fedora looks great, I was wondering if the "Boot-Screen-Distortion" has something to do with the NVIDIA graphic chip I am having in my Notebook. Do I need to install other drivers ???? If so, where do I get them ?


Reply With Quote

editing, file, grubconf

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Find "rc.sysinit" and "modprobe.conf" ,thanks! sunphoenixt Using Fedora 0 22nd September 2009 10:36 AM
grubby "no suitable template" error causes no editing of grob.conf marko Fedora 12 Alpha, Beta & Release Candidates 3 12th July 2009 03:18 AM
Editing the GRUB.conf file matrixtna Installation, Upgrades and Live Media 1 24th September 2005 05:11 PM
editing the /boot/grub/grub.conf file Debaser13 Using Fedora 10 10th June 2005 05:40 PM
apending "/boot/grub/grub.conf" file // need some help... I-1 Using Fedora 5 4th May 2005 01:27 PM

Current GMT-time: 06:00 (Monday, 25-09-2017)

TopSubscribe to XML RSS for all Threads in all ForumsFedoraForumDotOrg Archive

All trademarks, and forum posts in this site are property of their respective owner(s).
FedoraForum.org is privately owned and is not directly sponsored by the Fedora Project or Red Hat, Inc.

Privacy Policy | Term of Use | Posting Guidelines | Archive | Contact Us | Founding Members

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2012, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

FedoraForum is Powered by RedHat