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Old 02-25-2008, 07:34 PM   #1
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Two suse at startup


Hi today I downloaded a what was supposed to be fix for my wireless card.It included a kernel update. Now at start I have two suse and two suse safe boots. I was told the kernel update probably miswrote my start menu .Im pretty new to linux. So if anybody could give me some detailed advice on how to fix this it would be greatly appreciated Dan 10.3 kde

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Old 02-25-2008, 07:49 PM   #2
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But are they identical? The second set may simply be the kernel and safe kernel that you updated from (so that you have something to revert to in case the update doesn't work for some reason). If you find that this is indeed what I think, then it's perfectly fine to leave it there. The next time you update, it will be deleted along with the oldest kernel and then your present one will become your spare kernel.

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Old 02-25-2008, 08:10 PM   #3
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Hi yes they are the same. But Im having another problem that I nthought was related to the kernel problem. When I try to open the community repositories, I get the message




xmessage
error while creating client moduale inst_productsources

Maybe its a second problem I will create a second post for this problem Thanks Dan
 
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If you have ascertained that they are really indentical, then you can simply remove double lines from /boot/grub/menu.lst.
 
Old 02-25-2008, 08:36 PM   #5
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Hi if you could take a minute and explain to me how to remove the lines from the boot menu Thanks Dan

/boot/grub/menu/lst permission denied

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Old 02-25-2008, 09:56 PM   #6
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You have to be root to edit system files. Launch a terminal and type:
su -
type your root password and then:
gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
(or if you use KDE instead of Gnome, kedit or maybe even kate /boot/grub/menu.lst).
 
Old 02-25-2008, 10:10 PM   #7
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Which one The first or second how do I know which one? One is labeled default should I keep that one?

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Old 02-25-2008, 10:52 PM   #8
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Check which one is booted by default. There should be a line like
default 0 (or 1 or any other number)
If it is 0, then you should not delete the first entry because that is the one that will be booted by default.
If uncertain, don't delete anything for now, just comment it out, i.e. place a # in front of each line that belongs to a certain entry (well, in fact, just the "title" line would do). This way that specific entry won't appear on your GRUB menu anymore. If you reboot and you find that you can still use GRUB, then you know it is safe for that entry to be deleted. If you have bad luck and you commented the wrong one, you'll need to use something like a livecd to boot and undo your edits . It's not very convenient but it's better than having to recreate an entry manually.
 
Old 02-26-2008, 08:26 AM   #9
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two suse solved

[QUOTE=medan;3069666]Hi today I downloaded a what was supposed to be fix for my wireless card.It included a kernel update. Now at start I have two suse and two suse safe boots. I was told the kernel update probably miswrote my start menu .Im pretty new to linux. So if anybody could give me some detailed advice on how to fix this it would be greatly appreciated Dan 10.3 kde !
 
Old 02-26-2008, 08:33 AM   #10
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That worked

Thanks to jay73 for all the advice. The boot menu works. Thanks Again Dan
 
  


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