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Old 02-21-2006, 03:25 PM   #1
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Missing grub-set-default?


I am running Fedora Core 4 with grub 0.95 installed. Since i want to test a new kernel i want to be able to boot that kernel once and then return to the default kernel. In the grub documentation it is written that i should use the grub-set-default and a setting in menu.1st. But i can't find the grub-set-default program??

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Old 02-21-2006, 06:26 PM   #2
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You are probably thinking of the grub command savedefault. That is a grub internal command. I checked the grub documentation in the info utility and this is the closest that I came to what you asked.

The menu file is named menu.lst, not menu.1st.

There is a grub utility that you run from the Linux command line called grub-install. Maybe that is what you meant.

In my experience the savedefault command doesn't work. I always have to edit the menu.lst file to change the default entry. When you edit the menu.lst file you don't have to do anything else. The grub-install program is just for putting the grub boot code onto the MBR.

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Old 03-08-2006, 11:12 PM   #3
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Hi, I'd like to do the same as Lasse. I've found that there is in fact a command called "grub-set-default" it's documented on the gnu website, I'd post a link but this silly forum won't let me. Also I've learned that this command is not available until grub 0.96 (again I cannot post a link to that reference). FC4 uses 0.95

Can anyone recommend a way to test out a kernel on a remote FC4 machine that I don't have physical access to and cannot operate the grub menu during boot?

Thanks for any help on this.
Chris Brown


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