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Hi everyone, I have very little experience with Linux and decided to give it a try. I installed Fedora 8 to dual boot with the existing win xp but after ...
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    Question Grub lists Fedora 8 twice.


    Hi everyone,
    I have very little experience with Linux and decided to give it a try. I installed Fedora 8 to dual boot with the existing win xp but after rebooting into fedora an update was available and I downloaded and installed it. When I rebooted I got an inconsistency error that was apparently fixed with fsck. However the Grub bootloader now shows 2 identical options for Fedora along with the one for Win Xp. They all work but I would like to remove one of the 2 Fedora options.
    Below is my grub.conf and my first impulse would be to remove one of the two identical sections for Fedora but being new at this and in order to avoid disasters, I would appreciate input on how to best resolve this problem.

    # grub.conf generated by anaconda
    #
    # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
    # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
    # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
    # root (hd0,2)
    # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
    # initrd /initrd-version.img
    #boot=/dev/sda
    default=0
    timeout=8
    splashimage=(hd0,2)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    hiddenmenu
    title Fedora (2.6.24.3-34.fc
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.24.3-34.fc8 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
    initrd /initrd-2.6.24.3-34.fc8.img
    title Fedora (2.6.23.1-42.fc
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.23.1-42.fc8 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
    initrd /initrd-2.6.23.1-42.fc8.img
    title WINDOWS XP
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1

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    Well the trick is that they aren't quite identical, they boot into seperate kernels. That is one appeared after the update. If you'd rather not see both entries you can remove the older onea and remember, always backup system files before editing them

    The older one is the on that has a kernel entry for 2.6.23.1-42.fc8

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    You're absolutely right!! I didn't see the difference(although if I had seen it I wouldn't have known which one to eliminate). I'm sorry to have taken up your time. I've been struggling to figure things out on Fedora for two days now and I've learned my lesson; the first thing to learn is how to back things up. Thanks for the help!

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