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asked 2012-12-06 17:58:12 -0600

asubej gravatar image

updated 2014-09-29 00:22:21 -0600

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I am running Fedora 17 KDE. I read the documentation for musicians. It recommended the option of dual booting a separate install of Fedora 17 KDE OS.

My question is, ”How do I configure Fedora KDE to list a unique name to select from upon booting of my computer. Example would be ”Fedora Audio.” Thank you

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You mean you have to rename the boot options shown on grub boot menu (from something like Fedora (3.6.8-2.fc17.x86_64) to something like Fedora Audio)?

Jomoos gravatar imageJomoos ( 2012-12-07 00:27:46 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-12-08 11:10:30 -0600

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updated 2012-12-08 12:32:51 -0600

If you are installing a custom kernel the names will be different, and I would suggest just sticking with noticing the difference in the version numbers. But if you really want to change the names, this is one way of doing it:

The file you're looking for is /boot/grub2/grub.cfg. Your installed kernels will be listed under #### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux #### and you can change the name by editing whats inside the 's right after the keyword menuentry. This, unfortunately, has to be done for each kernel update as well.

NOTE: As any hick-ups could render your system unable to boot, I would suggest trying this with one of the older kernels before renaming the ones you are using now. Also, you should have a live-cd or something around, in case everything goes wrong. Or take down a note on how to recover from here:

Fedora Grub2 Wiki Page

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