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kernel name problem

asked 2011-12-08 04:18:56 -0500

toy gravatar image

I am using fedora 16. Old kernel version is 3.1.2 then updated to 3.1.4 and I removed 3.1.2 but when booted, the screen still showed then name 3.1.2. Do you have the same situation?

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Did you remove the kernel or kernel entry from the grub ?

SoumyaC gravatar imageSoumyaC ( 2011-12-08 08:01:23 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-12-12 04:11:36 -0500

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It is probably just an incorrect display of the kernel name in grub. I also noticed this behaviour. You can verify this by pressing 'e' in the grub menu. Mine looks like this:

setparams 'Fedora (3.1.4-1.fc16.i686)'
        set gfxpayload=keep
        insmod gzio
        insmod part_gpt
        insmod ext2
        set root='(hd0,gpt4)'
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 05ce3f0b-18fb-44e3-ae82-9c6671701e50
        echo 'Loading Fedora (3.1.1-2.fc16.i686)'
        linux   /vmlinuz-3.1.4-1.fc16.i686 root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root ro SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 rd.luks=0 KEYTABLE=us LANG=en_US.UTF-8 nouveau.modeset=0 rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau
        echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
        initrd /initramfs-3.1.4-1.fc16.i686.img

As you can see, it's the 3.1.4 kernel, but the echo line reads 'Loading Fedora (3.1.1-2.fc16.i686)'. I think it does not cause any problems. It's a bug reported here:

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answered 2011-12-08 04:48:52 -0500

hhlp gravatar image

updated 2011-12-10 05:09:02 -0500

You have to add these two lines to your "/etc/default/grub" file:


try to update your grub.cfg with this command

 sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

source #bugzilla732058

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please post your /boot/grub2/grub.cfg and you /etc/default/grub and update your post with the information of these files ... please use the correct mark-up to make it readable

hhlp gravatar imagehhlp ( 2011-12-09 08:12:37 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-12-12 08:05:10 -0500

ztank1013 gravatar image

updated 2011-12-14 07:20:47 -0500

If you run uname -a after the OS loaded you should see the correct kernel version loaded. In fact it is just a bug as @makuz correctly reported in his answer.

If you like to fix/workaround it just do the following (carefully!).

Edit as root the /etc/grub2.cfg read only file and replace the line:

echo 'Loading Fedora (3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64)'


echo 'Loading Fedora (3.1.4-1.fc16.x86_64)'

Then run the following command to update your grub configuration:

sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

Reboot and see if the message is now correct.

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