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my live usb is running fedora on kernel-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i586 and i want to run it on kernel-2.6.30.5-43.fc11.i586 i have them both installed but my usb fedora is running on kernel-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i586 so ...
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    How to change the kernel to boot from?


    my live usb is running fedora on kernel-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i586
    and i want to run it on kernel-2.6.30.5-43.fc11.i586

    i have them both installed but my usb fedora is running on kernel-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.i586 so i only want to change the kernel im using

    how can i select the kernel?

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    You tell your bootloader. I assume you use GNU Grub.
    Check the manfiles or the homepage of it on how to edit the file menu.lst in /boot/grub
    Debian GNU/Linux -- You know you want it.

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    You can change the default boot kernel by editing the file (as root) /etc/grub/grub.conf. It will list the kernels you can boot from. Just change the "default" entry to the one that you want to boot by default (starts at 0). At least that's what you do for RHEL. For Fedora you might want to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst, though since I don't use FC I cannot say for sure.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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