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Im putting together a usb multipass but everytime i go and try to alter the menu.lst file all I can see is

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Same applies to the textfile i have the code written on

I've also tried various editors to read the file but having the same results

Any idea why this is happening??

My file looks like this before I boot the usb

color blue/green yellow/red white/magenta white/magenta
timeout 30
default /default
title MRI BOOT
fallback 1
find --set-root /BOOTMGR
chainloader /BOOTMGR
savedefault --wait=2
title MRI BOOT (if first fails)
fallback 2
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /BOOTMGR
chainloader /BOOTMGR
savedefault --wait=2


#Darin's Boot & Nuke 1.0.7

title Darik's Boot And Nuke 1.0.7
kernel /boot/memdisk
initrd /boot/floppy/dban.img

#FreeDOS

title FreeDOS
kernel /boot/memdisk
initrd /boot/floppy/freedos.img

#GParted 0.4.5

title GParted 0.4.5
kernel /live/vmlinuz1 boot=live union=aufs noswap vga=791 ip=frommedia nolocales
initrd /live/initrd1.img

#GRUB Directory Navigation & Commands

title Boot first HDD
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
map --hook
chainloader (hd0)+1
rootnoverify (hd0)

title Grub4Dos Command Line
commandline

title Restart
reboot

title Shut Down
halt

#Subdirectories




#Hiren's BootCD

# ---   Hiren's Boot CD   ---
title Hiren's BootCD
find --set-root /HBCD/boot.gz
map --mem /HBCD/boot.gz (fd0)
map --hook
chainloader (fd0)+1
rootnoverify (fd0)
map --floppies=1
boot
# ---   ---   ---   --- from mat

#Karmic Netbook Remix

title karmic-netbook-remix-i386.isox`
find --set-root /boot/iso/karmic-netbook-remix-i386.iso
map /boot/iso/karmic-netbook-remix-i386.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/boot/iso/karmic-netbook-remix-i386.iso quiet splash locale=en.UTF-8 --
initrd /casper/initrd.gz
boot

#Key Storage / Text files

title Windows Keys
cat /Windows-installs/keys.txt
pause
configfile /menu.lst

#Knoppix 5.3

title KNOPPIX 5.3
kernel /knoppix/linux ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 nomce quiet BOOT_IMAGE=KNOPPIX
initrd /knoppix/minirt.gz
boot

#Kon-Boot

title Kon-Boot
map --mem /boot/floppy/FD0-konboot-v1.1-2in1.img (fd0)
map --hook
chainloader (fd0)+1
map (hd1) (hd0)
map --hook
rootnoverify (fd0)

#Kon-Boot Alternate #1   --  Try the first one
title Kon-Boot
map --mem /boot/floppy/FD0-konboot-v1.1-2in1.img (fd0)
map (hd1) (hd0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
map --hook
rootnoverify (fd0)
chainloader +1

#Macrium Reflect

title Macrium Reflect
kernel /boot/macriumreflect/linux26 ramdisk_size=128000 initrd=initrd.bin init=/sbin/init root=/dev/ram0 console=tty2 vga=791
initrd /boot/macriumreflect/initrd.bin

#Memtest86+

title Memtest86+
kernel /boot/memdisk
initrd /boot/floppy/memtestp.img

#Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

title Offline NT Password & Registry Editor
kernel /boot/ntpasswd/vmlinuz rw vga=1 initrd=/boot/ntpasswd/initrd.cgz /boot/ntpasswd/scsi.cgz
initrd /boot/ntpasswd/initrd.cgz

#Ophcrack Live 2.3.1  -- Make sure to link the tables accordingly

title Ophcrack Live 2.3.1
kernel /boot/boot.ophcrack/bzImage rw root=/dev/null vga=normal lang=C kmap=us screen=1024x768x16 autologin
initrd /boot/boot.ophcrack/rootfs.gz

#Pointsec Database Recovery

title Pointsec Database Recovery
map --mem /boot/pointsec.img (fd0)
map --hook
chainloader (fd0)+1
map (hd1) (hd0)
map --hook
rootnoverify (fd0)

Windows PE 3.0

title Windows PE 3.0
chainloader /boot/bootmgr
Grub2

# ?buntu 9.04 - by Cr4sh
## Ubuntu: - Copy ISO to root of USB

title Ubuntu LiveCD 9.04 
find --set-root /ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso 
map /ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso (0xff) Grubl2
map --hook 
root (0xff) 
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso quiet splash -- 
initrd /casper/initrd.gz 
boot 


## mythbuntu copy ISO to root of USB 

title Mythbuntu LiveCD 9.04 
find --set-root /mythbuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso 
map /mythbuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso (0xff) 
map --hook 
root (0xff) 
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/mythbuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso quiet splash -- 
initrd /casper/initrd.gz 
boot
# by Cr4sh

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