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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the tip, Neddy. Changing the grub menu text helped me find the correct kernel and I was able to boot and confirm that the new kernel was being used with $uname -a

What can I do to get this kernel to be the default kernel that is chosen when I boot the system? I find myself rebooting my system dozens of times during long sessions of learning and trouble shooting, and being able to avoid going through the GRUB menu to boot the most recent kernel would be great.

All tips are appreciated, even if it means directing me to another informational source on GRUB.

I'm sure this is an easy fix for an experienced user, and I do feel silly lol. Thanks for tolerating my noob questions and not telling me to go install Ubuntoo or Hannah Montanna Linux.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


There are three ways. I hate to point you to editing grub.cfg but ...
line 18 of your grub.cfg says
set default="0"

This controls the kernel entry booted if you do nothing at the menu. grub counts from 0.

It also has a way of remembering the default as the last kernel you selected.
I don't know how as I don't use that feature, I've just seen it when I've been reading the docs.

Finally, you could remove all the unused kernels and initrd from /boot, so only the files you need are there then have grub write a new grub.cfg.
It would only have a single entry.

You have no reason to feel silly. Asking questions is all a part of the learning experience.
Keep in mind that the only silly question is the one you don't ask, as you never get it answered.
Be on your guard for silly answers though :)


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those that do backups
those that have never had a hard drive fail.
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