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how to sorten bootloader list

asked 2017-09-10 12:16:49 -0500

akshay 26 gravatar image

hi just installed updates and now it showing fedora26 4 times is there any command which can help me is sorting the list ( windows 10 and just fedora26) instead of fedora 26, windows10,fedora26,fedora26?

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Actually, from what you're showing, it only has three Fedora kernels listed, and even if you do nothing, it will stay that way, with the oldest kernel removed every time a new one's installed. This is a safety feature in case there's a problem with a new kernel because you should always have two known good kernels to use instead. My advice is to simply leave things alone and don't worry about it.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2017-09-10 16:56:17 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-09-10 13:15:03 -0500

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Hi, you can install grub-customizer and in General settings -> Advanced settings disable GRUB_DISABLE_SUBMENU or change its value to false - this will create singe Fedora entry and hide others in a submenu. Unfortunately you'll have to run Grub Customizer and save its settings after every kernel update to keep grub menu tidy.

Second solution is to apply same changes to GRUB_DISABLE_SUBMENU in /etc/default/grub and rebuild grub.cfg:

  • on BIOS system run grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
  • on UEFI system run grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grub.cfg

Again, you'll have to rebuild grub.cfg after every kernel update or make Fedora rebuild it automatically.

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thanks you

akshay 26 gravatar imageakshay 26 ( 2017-09-12 10:57:29 -0500 )edit

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