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How do I find fedora17 bootloader

asked 2012-07-26 14:39:52 -0600

zakivan gravatar image

updated 2014-09-16 10:41:30 -0600

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I have installed fedora17 in vmwareplayer. I am currently doing this for school work, also to get use to using some sort of linux OS. I need to find the bootloader config. The command the book wants me to use is cat /etc/grub.conf or cat /etc/lilo.conf

Neither of these work, I am pretty new to linux. I tried using Ubuntu dual-booting with windows 7. That only made my computer mess up constantly. I know you don't need a background but can someone help?

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answered 2012-07-26 17:03:25 -0600

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updated 2012-07-26 17:07:57 -0600

Fedora 17 uses grub 2.
Try running the handy locate command to get the file and its location

locate grub2.cfg

Note: You must be root to view the file and most importantly you should not ever edit this file by hand. There is a huge banner to remind you that at the very top of the file.

# It is automatically generated by grub2-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
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answered 2012-07-26 17:06:22 -0600

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updated 2012-07-26 17:06:48 -0600

I am not going to be able to tell you exactly what you want to hear but Fedora 17 uses Grub2 which no longer uses a grub.conf file. The book you have is referring to Grub 1 which used a simple grub.conf file to alter the boot menu.

This link on the documentation site might help explain how to configure grub2 a bit more, good luck!

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