edits to grub not saved

Asked by archp2008 on 2015-01-31

Since installing a new flavor of Ubuntu (Ubuntu Gnome 14.10) I have found that it is no longer possible to edit the list and have the changes written to MBR. I press Save and updating configuration appears in the taskbar for around 5 minutes before it goes away. Then I click File... Write to MBR and it resports that the changes are saved to mbr/sda. This has happened before but if I kept trying over and over eventually it worked. Now I have tried at least 5 times but the menu remains exactly the same as it was immediately after installing Ubuntu Gnome. I have figured I need to do something different. The only thing new I noticed during the install was that Gparted automatically created a new swap file which overlapped with an existing partition which I confirmed visually in terminal using fdisk -l There are no error messages except "can't overlap partitions" which I get in Gparted. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
P.S. I said, " I did not see those changes in the boot menu when I restarted the computer." To clarify the line edits did show when I booted. The only problem is that the long list of advanced options for Ubuntu 14.10 (submenu items) keep coming back. The option to remove submenu items is not avaiable. The option to just remove item is available but the advanced options keep coming back - actually 7 occurrences when I boot but 14 occurrences in the Grub Customizer.

Question information

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Status:
Solved
For:
Grub Customizer Edit question
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Solved by:
Daniel Richter
Solved:
2015-02-20
Last query:
2015-02-20
Last reply:
2015-02-19

Are the changes visible inside of grub customizer after restarting the application (save -> quit -> start)?

archp2008 (archwparsons) said : #2

Thank you very much for the prompt reply. I should have tried that first. The answer is no. To be completely accurate some of the changes, the edited lines in the menu, the ones I shortened, still reflect the changes I made, although I did not see those changes in the boot menu when I restarted the computer. The changes that are persistent are the 14 lines that read "Advanced Options for Ubuntu 14.10." These are folder icons that I keep removing and saving but keep coming back. The 14 corresponds closely with the number of OS partitions on the disk. What I have on the disk are all the flavors of Ubuntu. I used to be able to get rid of those unwanted entries by moving them as a group to the bottom of the menu. When they got to the bottom they used to disappear one at a time. That no longer happens. When they reach the bottom they cannot be moved further.

archp2008 (archwparsons) said : #3

Hi. I need some files to reproduce the problem:

/etc/grub.d (as zip or tar.gz)
/etc/default/grub
/boot/grub/grub.cfg

Bye
Daniel

These files were sent to Daniel by email attachment

archp2008 (archwparsons) said : #4

c-01724cc58643
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-36-generic root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-36-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-36-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdc8)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-36-generic-root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro recovery nomodeset-84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos8'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos8 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-36-generic root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro recovery nomodeset
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-36-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-35-generic (on /dev/sdc8)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-35-generic--84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos8'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos8 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-35-generic root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-35-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-35-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdc8)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-35-generic-root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro recovery nomodeset-84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos8'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos8 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-35-generic root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro recovery nomodeset
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-35-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-34-generic (on /dev/sdc8)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-34-generic--84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos8'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos8 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-34-generic root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-34-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-34-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdc8)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-34-generic-root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro recovery nomodeset-84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos8'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos8 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-34-generic root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro recovery nomodeset
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-34-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-33-generic (on /dev/sdc8)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-33-generic--84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos8'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos8 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-33-generic root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-33-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-33-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdc8)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-33-generic-root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro recovery nomodeset-84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos8'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos8 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-33-generic root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro recovery nomodeset
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-33-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-32-generic (on /dev/sdc8)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-32-generic--84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos8'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos8 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-32-generic root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-32-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-32-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdc8)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-32-generic-root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro recovery nomodeset-84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos8'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos8 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-32-generic root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro recovery nomodeset
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-32-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-30-generic (on /dev/sdc8)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-30-generic--84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos8'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos8 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-30-generic root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-30-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-30-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdc8)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-30-generic-root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro recovery nomodeset-84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos8'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos8 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-30-generic root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro recovery nomodeset
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-30-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-29-generic (on /dev/sdc8)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-29-generic--84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos8'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos8 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-29-generic root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-29-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-29-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdc8)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-29-generic-root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro recovery nomodeset-84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos8'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos8 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-29-generic root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro recovery nomodeset
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-29-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-27-generic (on /dev/sdc8)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-27-generic--84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos8'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos8 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-27-generic root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-27-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-27-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdc8)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-27-generic-root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro recovery nomodeset-84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos8'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos8 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-27-generic root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro recovery nomodeset
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-27-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-24-generic (on /dev/sdc8)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic--84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos8'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos8 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-24-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-24-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdc8)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic-root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro recovery nomodeset-84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos8'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos8 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro recovery nomodeset
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-24-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.11.0-12-generic (on /dev/sdc8)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-12-generic--84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos8'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos8 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-12-generic root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-12-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.11.0-12-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdc8)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-12-generic-root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro recovery nomodeset-84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos8'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos8 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos8 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos8 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-12-generic root=UUID=84f77526-b1f4-4f7b-90dc-01724cc58643 ro recovery nomodeset
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.11.0-12-generic
 }
}

Found Ubuntu 14.10 (14.10) on /dev/sdc9
menuentry 'Ubuntu 14.10 (14.10)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-simple-2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66' {
 insmod part_msdos
 insmod ext2
 set root='hd2,msdos9'
 if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos9 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos9 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos9 2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66
 else
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66
 fi
 linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-30-generic root=UUID=2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
 initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-30-generic
}
submenu 'Advanced options for Ubuntu 14.10 (14.10)' $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-advanced-2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66' {
 menuentry 'Ubuntu (on /dev/sdc9)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-30-generic--2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos9'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos9 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos9 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos9 2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-30-generic root=UUID=2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-30-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.16.0-30-generic (on /dev/sdc9)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-30-generic--2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos9'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos9 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos9 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos9 2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-30-generic root=UUID=2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-30-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.16.0-30-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdc9)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-30-generic-root=UUID=2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66 ro recovery nomodeset-2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos9'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos9 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos9 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos9 2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-30-generic root=UUID=2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66 ro recovery nomodeset
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-30-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.16.0-29-generic (on /dev/sdc9)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-29-generic--2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos9'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos9 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos9 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos9 2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-29-generic root=UUID=2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-29-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.16.0-29-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdc9)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-29-generic-root=UUID=2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66 ro recovery nomodeset-2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos9'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos9 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos9 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos9 2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.0-29-generic root=UUID=2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66 ro recovery nomodeset
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-29-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-24-generic (on /dev/sdc9)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic--2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos9'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos9 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos9 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos9 2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic root=UUID=2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66 ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-24-generic
 }
 menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-24-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sdc9)' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic-root=UUID=2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66 ro recovery nomodeset-2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66' {
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='hd2,msdos9'
  if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd2,msdos9 --hint-efi=hd2,msdos9 --hint-baremetal=ahci2,msdos9 2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66
  else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66
  fi
  linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic root=UUID=2be260ac-82c6-4c7b-bb87-10d20c981e66 ro recovery nomodeset
  initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-24-generic
 }
}

arch@arch-System-Product-Name ~ $

archp2008 (archwparsons) said : #5

I ran

sudo /etc/grub.d/proxifiedScripts/os-prober

but not all the output could be copied. The first few pages of the output disappeared up the top the screen. I pasted above what I could get. How can I fix this? I do not seem to have the first 7 partitions.

Grub Customizer currently cannot handle multiple submenus having exactly the same name. On your system the submenu named "Advanced options for Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (14.04)" exists three times.

The behavior is:
 - The submenu is displayed in configurator, but without containing entries
 - The entries are shown at the "removed entries" sidebar
 - when running update-grub or just pressing "save", the submenus are visible when booting although they were removed in grb customizer

I'll try to fix it. There's no simple workaround for you. So I hope you can live with this problem some time.

archp2008 (archwparsons) said : #7

It is only a minor cosmetic issue. I am up to 12 boot entries now and the submenu items insist on coming back immediately following listing number 10, so with the font size I had, the last two entries (11 and 12) were not visible without scrolling down. I have reduced the font size enough to that all the items including the advanced submenu items are visible on the same screen including the instructions on the bottom of the screen. If any action is needed on my part after you have fixed the issue, I trust you will let me know. Thanks so much.

archp2008 (archwparsons) said : #8

It's perfect now. Thanks very much

archp2008 (archwparsons) said : #9

Thanks Daniel Richter, that solved my question.