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Old 03-11-2003, 08:39 PM   #1
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Talking After upgrade grub shows 3 entry


I have installed Linux 8.0 and managed to dual boot with WIN XP, after doing so i upgrade the kernal for Linux 8.0 to a higher version.

Before the upgrade i only have 2 options for me to choose at thr grub boot screen. After performing the upgrades of the LInux 8.0 kernal, i have 3 options to choose.

HOw do i get rid of the old Linux 8.0 entry on the grub boot screen.

Old 03-11-2003, 10:41 PM   #2
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The extra entry is your new kernel. It doesn't hurt to keep the old kernel entry. Be sure to use the new one for a while to make sure it works before trying to remove the old one.

The entries are controlled by grub.conf, which should be in /boot/grub/ . Open it up and take a look at the listings. Find the one that lists your old kernel. It'll look something like...
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-18.8.0)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-18.8.0 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
        initrd /initrd-2.4.18-18.8.0.img
The easiest thing to do is remark out the four lines by adding a # at the front of the line.

But, that doesn't remove the files. There are three files in your /boot/ for each kernel... vmlinuz-2.4.whatever, which is the actual kernel; initrd-2.4.whatever which is the INITial RamDisk; and Delete the entry in grub.conf, and the corresponding three files in /boot/ , and it will be gone.
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Thanks Ranger Nemo.

I have another prb.

After i reboot my system it's eth0 card could notbe loaded and i try using the system settings> Network to activate the eth0 card but it shows me an error msg "Cannot activate network device eth0"

Any advise.
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Presumably your on network then? When going through the LFS book how did you set up the network card?

It may also be a case that the kernel does not have the correct driver loaded for the network card? What make is it?
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Thanks CragStar

I have already managed to resolved the issues.....
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Moved: This is not Linux From Scratch specific, so its been moved to a more suitable forum.


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