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Old 07-25-2009, 08:40 AM   #1
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Question My System was dual-boot, but a third option appeared by itself. Why?


My system was dual boot with Windows Vista and Fedora 9. I don't know what happened, or I don't remember what I did to the system that now It shows three options at start up instead of two like this:
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Fedora (2.6.27.25-78.2.56.fc9.i686)
Fedora (2.6.25-14.fc9.i686)
Windows Vista
Please help me figure out what of my action has brought this change and how to deal with it.
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:46 AM   #2
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Hi mq15,

I don't use fedora. In ubuntu there is a mechanism which creates the menu entries automatically. The mechanism is controlled by the file /boot/grub/menu.lst (the same file, where the grub menu is configured).

Please paste a copy of your /boot/grub/menu.lst here. Maybe I can help you then.

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Old 07-25-2009, 09:11 AM   #3
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You probably updated your kernel, perhaps among other things, and the update manager updated grub's menu.lst or lilo's lilo.conf (I don't know which one fc9 uses)
 
Old 07-25-2009, 09:14 AM   #4
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Your kernel has been updated from 2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 to 2.6.27.25-78.2.56.fc9.i686
Your grub menu has been updated so you have the option to use the old kernel if the new one causes you any problems (unlikely).
If you are happy with the new kernel, you are free to remove the old one, which will free up maybe 8MB of HDD space.
 
Old 07-25-2009, 11:37 PM   #5
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You guys are very right, some updates were running in the session before this happened. Now, how can I remove the old kernal please?
Thanks.
 
Old 07-25-2009, 11:49 PM   #6
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I usually just do "rpm -qa | grep kernel" and then use "rpm -e" to remove any old kernel(s) that I don't want (since you have multiple versions installed, you will need to specify which version you wish to remove. I thinkyou can do this through yum or the GUI package manager, but I generally just use rpm on the command line.
 
Old 07-26-2009, 12:21 AM   #7
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Thank you very much btmiller. Can you please tell me where to get the GUI package manager?
 
Old 07-26-2009, 02:23 AM   #8
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I don't have a Fedora box in front of me now, and I don't actually use a GUI package manager, but perhaps this link will help.
 
Old 07-26-2009, 03:17 AM   #9
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Thank you very much btmiller.
 
  


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