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Old 8th January 2005, 07:25 PM
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Too many boot options

After kernel updates, I have a new boot screen that appears where I have to hurry and press any key to get to boot options where I can choose from several older kernels or xp. xp was my default whereas when I turned on laptop, it would auto boot to my default xp. If I dont hit the button fast enough, it will boot to newest linux kernel. I would like to get my old boot sequence. Here is a link to a shot of my screen. please help. I am very new to linux and need specific help with commands Thank you.
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Old 8th January 2005, 07:48 PM
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Hit a ket at the boot prompt to get to the screen you have shown.

Choose the kernel you will use.

This is what to do (at least in GNOME).

Click applications, system settings, bootloader.

Click (to highlight) the option you wish to default boot, change the timout period (if you want) and click okay.

That's it!
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Old 8th January 2005, 08:36 PM
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me to gets same problem too many boot options after upgrading kernel, how to remove previous kernal.
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Old 8th January 2005, 08:47 PM
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KCNY Thanks for reply, I am using Gnome but have no bootloader option in syssettings.
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Old 8th January 2005, 09:02 PM
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If I remember, the default "Personal Desktop" installation doesn't include the bootloader control panel. You need to install it from the FC disc. It's not in the most obvious location in the installer either. FC should take note - would be better in the "administration tools" section

Go to system settings -> Add/Remove Applications
Type your root passwd in
wait a mo
Scroll down to "Server Configuration Tools" and click details (turn the section on first if necessary).
Make sure system-config-boot is selected.
click close
click update

you may want to "yum update" / or "up2date" your system afterwards too.
Check the FedoraFAQ on how to do this http://www.fedorafaq.org

Tim
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Old 8th January 2005, 09:15 PM
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me to gets same problem too many boot options after upgrading kernel, how to remove previous kernal.
You can either remove the older kernels as options in grub.conf OR you can completely uninstall older kernels using the uninstall rpm command.

Quote:
rpm -uhv [full name of kernel version as shown in Grub]
you might even be able to do this with "Yum remove [full kernel name]"
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Old 8th January 2005, 09:48 PM
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Thank you very much le_random, what an easy fix. like I said I am new to linux and hope to get my wireless card to work next. My field is the automotive industry so if you need any advice on repairs or questions about being ripped off by a dealer or autu repair shop, let me no.
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Old 8th January 2005, 10:05 PM
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Thank you very much le_random, what an easy fix. like I said I am new to linux and hope to get my wireless card to work next. My field is the automotive industry so if you need any advice on repairs or questions about being ripped off by a dealer or autu repair shop, let me no.
Do you know which kernel you want you use? Its recommeded to always have 2 working kernels. Now open terminal, become root and type:
Code:
gedit /etc/grub.conf
You will see all the kernel there and delete that one you dont want to showup. They will remain install and there will be no conflict they just wont show up in the menu.

AFTER DELETING THE LINES DONT FORGET TO CLICK ON SAVE.
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Old 8th January 2005, 10:08 PM
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Old 8th January 2005, 10:38 PM
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Thanks imdeemvp I appreciate your assistance.
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Old 9th January 2005, 11:43 AM
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hey thanks mate!!
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