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Old 03-17-2004, 12:56 PM   #1
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new boot option after up2date first time

Hey all,
I have a dual boot system with Win Xp and Linux Red Hat 9. All was well for a while with just the option to boot Win or Red Hat. After I ran the up2date utility, I now have three boot options: Win XP; and two versions of Red Hat. I think one is 2.x.3 and 2.x.8x, x = number I can't remember. I boot the newer version but I am wondering two things:

1. Can I remove the older version off the boot list? and
2. Is Red Hat now installed twice on my system?

Thank you in advance
Old 03-17-2004, 02:40 PM   #2
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The higher of the 2 numbers reflects the fact that a new kernel has been installed. The lower number is your old kernel. I would leave it be and use the higher number for a while and then, when you are happy that everything works ok, edit your lilo.conf or grub.conf file to comment out the lines which refer to the old kernel.
Old 03-17-2004, 08:58 PM   #3
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Ok, thanks for the reply.


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