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Hello, I am still a newb at Fedora/LINUX/UNIX. I successfully created a dual boot on my laptop for Windows XP SP2 and Fedora Core 9. I ran many of the ...
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    I have 2 versions of Fedora on my laptop?


    Hello, I am still a newb at Fedora/LINUX/UNIX. I successfully created a dual boot on my laptop for Windows XP SP2 and Fedora Core 9. I ran many of the updates for Fedora and when I get to the screen to select an operating system, I am provided with three choices instead of 2.

    I have the following:
    1) Fedora (2.6.26.3-29.fc9.i686)
    2) Fedora (2.6.25-14.fc9.i686)
    3) Other - Windows XP SP2

    My questions:
    - Can I delete one from the list, if so, which one?
    - Is there a way to change the wording of other to Windows XP?

    Thanks for the assistance!

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    You need to uninstall the old kernel if the new one is working ok. Start a terminal, switch to root and do
    Code:
    rpm -e kernel-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686

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    Thank you!

    Do you know how to edit the name Other so I can place Windows XP?

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    You have to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst to change the wording to whichever way you want. It's pretty self explanatory, just look for the line that shows your Windows XP description and change it. You need root permissions to do this. If you're running gnome, just use gedit to edit this file. You will need to su or sudo first. You can also directly edit it from the terminal using vim. sudo vim /boot/grub/menu.lst Assuming you've got sudo and environments setup properly. There is also no need to remove any kernel. In fact, it's better to have the older ones around just for testing/debugging purposes. Just comment out the respective lines from the same file that i told you to edit for anything that you do not want show.

    title Fedora (2.6.26.3-29.fc9.x86_64)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.26.3-29.fc9.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/luks-system-root rhgb quiet
    initrd /initrd-2.6.26.3-29.fc9.x86_64.img
    title Fedora (2.6.25-14.fc9.x86_64)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.25-14.fc9.x86_64 ro root=UUID=e7ee2640-e99c-4193-8f07-14e8b1ae7c39 rhgb quiet
    initrd /initrd-2.6.25-14.fc9.x86_64.img

    Assuming you want to change the title Fedora to Windows XP, the output below is what it would look like

    title Windows XP (2.6.26.3-29.fc9.x86_64)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.26.3-29.fc9.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/luks-system-root rhgb quiet
    initrd /initrd-2.6.26.3-29.fc9.x86_64.img
    title Fedora (2.6.25-14.fc9.x86_64)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.25-14.fc9.x86_64 ro root=UUID=e7ee2640-e99c-4193-8f07-14e8b1ae7c39 rhgb quiet
    initrd /initrd-2.6.25-14.fc9.x86_64.img


    Assuming you want to not show one particular entry anymore, this is what it would look like,

    title Fedora (2.6.26.3-29.fc9.x86_64)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.26.3-29.fc9.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/luks-system-root rhgb quiet
    initrd /initrd-2.6.26.3-29.fc9.x86_64.img
    #title Fedora (2.6.25-14.fc9.x86_64)
    # root (hd0,0)
    # kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.25-14.fc9.x86_64 ro root=UUID=e7ee2640-e99c-4193-8f07-14e8b1ae7c39 rhgb quiet
    # initrd /initrd-2.6.25-14.fc9.x86_64.img
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