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Many options in the Fedora 20 boot menu

asked 2014-01-09 14:01:21 -0600

kova78 gravatar image

Hi All,

  1. I have new Fedora 20. Many times when there is a new update and I install them I find a new entry in the boot menu. It is very annoying. Why there are so many new entries? How can I delete those?
  2. In the previous Fedora versions I was able to opt out those updates which I did not need. Now I can't. Why is that?
  3. Why the system needs to be restarted after each update?

Could you please help?

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Kernel updates contain many bug fixes and support for new hardware's. It is advised to stick with the latest kernel unless you have a specific hardware issue that requires an old kernel. You can stop updating the kernel by adding exclude=kernel3.x.x.rpm to etc/yum.conf After installing a new kernel, the new kernel settings are loaded only after a restart.

anishjp gravatar imageanishjp ( 2014-01-10 00:51:31 -0600 )edit

You should apply all the available updates for your installed software. Updates are good, use them.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-01-11 01:00:43 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-01-09 22:45:21 -0600

davidpaige gravatar image

updated 2014-01-09 22:47:15 -0600

The boot menu will keep the three most recent kernels listed. Before Broadcom started playing nice with the Linux community, I sometimes had to go back to an earlier kernel to get my wireless card to work until the driver was updated. You can remove your old kernels to clean it up, or just keep them and let the system maintain the list.

The system should not need updating in most cases, unless it is updating the kernel (and a few others.) Most don't require a reboot, and some only require a log out.

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davidpaige, I also experience this. I have Broadcom driver and many times after reboot my wireless card doesn't work. "0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)"

kova78 gravatar imagekova78 ( 2014-01-10 12:53:42 -0600 )edit

I used to use my Ethernet adapter only when the Broadcom wireless adapter wasn't installed by default. I only used it only to download the wireless driver. Now that it's configured by default, I no longer need to use my Ethernet adapter.

davidpaige gravatar imagedavidpaige ( 2014-01-11 16:26:30 -0600 )edit
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answered 2014-01-10 12:48:16 -0600

Ahmad Samir gravatar image

3- That's most likely GNOME offline updates which is handled by gnome-software in F20 https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-software/commit/?id=774a67b55ca21901d4dca58717015503fce8db1b

also see https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/desktop/2013-December/008598.html (the whole thread/replies).

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answered 2014-01-09 16:42:17 -0600

edwinpattam gravatar image
yum remove kernel

should clean that up

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Hell no!!!

deadrat gravatar imagedeadrat ( 2016-03-20 05:33:49 -0600 )edit

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