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Old 08-05-2007, 12:37 PM   #1
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upgrading linux fedora 7

hey everyone,
i just installed fedora 7 from a livecd. i have my computer running a dual-boot with windows xp. all is good up to here. when i booted linux for the first time, a window popped up and said the are 154 packages, i guess updates. so i did the update, and eveything is working great. but the thing is when i boot my computer, at the screen to choose which OS i want to use, it now shows the updated version of Fedora 7, the original one i installed, and Windows XP. i want to know, when i did the update, did it install the newest version of Fedora 7 and leave the old one on there? and how can i uninstall the original Fedora 7?
thanks in advance
Old 08-05-2007, 12:58 PM   #2
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The two entries for Fedora are just the original kernel and the updated one. The updater keeps the original kernel around in case there's a problem with the new one. You can either ignore it, and select the newest kernel version when you boot, or you can remove the old kernel. This should be possible through the package manager in the Gnome/KDE menu, but I'm not sure. I can give you the commands if you don't mind some command line action.

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thanks for your help
Old 08-05-2007, 02:50 PM   #4
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i have another question
in the multi-boot window, the entries are named by their version.
i was wondering if the is a way to rename theme to whatever i want

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Assuming you're using grub as the boot loader the file you need to edit is /boot/grub/menu.lst (though I've seen it in /etc instead of /boot in some distros). For each entry there should be a line starting with the word "title". This line specifies what name you see when the boot loader comes up.

If you use lilo, I think the file is /etc/lilo.conf, or something like that. I'm don't remember exactly what the syntax looks like, but it shouldn't hard to find the relevant lines there either.


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