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New entry appeared in bootloader after an update/upgrade. What is it, why is it there, and can someone help me fix it?

asked 2015-06-27 03:36:42 -0500

sinux1 gravatar image

Ok, I am very , very new to Linux and using the command line, and basically all of this so please bear with me...

I installed Fedora 22.3 about a week ago and have been tinkering since. Well... a little while ago I booted up my laptop (dual boot with windows 7, grub2 is main, for windows it chains to windows loader) and instead of the 2 Fedora entries and the 2 Windows ( each have there recovery option) there is now a third Fedora entry.

I do not know how to take a screen capture during the boot or I would include it but basically one is

Fedora 4.0.5--300 , and the other is

Fedora 4.0.4-301 .

My question is was it from the update/upgrade and what do I do about it? Do I now have two Fedora OS's in that partition? I went into Windows and had a look at disk manager, nothing seems different( didn't really expect it would from there, but what else do I do?) . If one is an upgrade than obviously that's the one to keep , right? Or is it just a matter of editing grub? Remember, very new.....

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answered 2015-06-27 11:36:47 -0500

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Welcome to ask.fedora. I'd really like to know where you found "Fedora 22.3," because Fedora doesn't use fractional version numbers. What you probably have is simply Fedora 22.

What has happened here is that the recent update included a new kernel, and Grub updated itself to add an entry for that new kernel. By default, Grub keeps the newest kernel and previous ones so that if you have problems booting, you have two, known good kernels as a back up. As new kernels get installed, the oldest ones will be removed automatically; nothing to worry about.

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The .3 was a mistake, thank you... So I assume the 4.0.5-300 is the up grade? Thank you @sideburns ( I hope I did that right ) for the welcome and for taking the time to answer my question! I'll be asking another about yum and exe files in about 20 minutes!

sinux1 gravatar imagesinux1 ( 2015-06-27 12:45:02 -0500 )edit

Yes. That number's the version of the kernel, not the Fedora version. And, unless the .exe files are packaged as .rpm format (which I''d find highly unlikely) you're not going to be able to install/upgrade/remove them via yum.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-06-27 15:32:50 -0500 )edit

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