Not all kernels show up in Grub boot menu

Steven P. Ulrick lists-fedora at
Tue Jun 1 09:44:04 UTC 2010

> On 01/06/10 10:01, Steven P. Ulrick wrote:
> >> On Mon, 2010-05-31 at 19:38 -0500, Steven P. Ulrick wrote:
> >>> I have the following in "/etc/grub.conf": installonly_limit=3
> >>
> >> The installonly_limit parameter belongs in /etc/yum.conf.  You're
> >> telling yum to only install 3 versions of things that it can install
> >> parallel versions of (such as kernels), grub doesn't do the installing.
> > Sorry, I mistyped.  In my previous message, I said:
> >>> I have the following in "/etc/grub.conf": installonly_limit=3
> > 
> > That is wrong!  What I meant to say was:
> > I have the following in "/etc/yum.conf": installonly_limit=3
> > 
> --snip--
> Have you tried running:
> grub-install /path/to/your/boot/device (/dev/sda)
> to see if it catches any extra entries.

	I just tried it and rebooted.  Still only two entries on the Grub boot 
	It would have seemed strange if "grub-install" worked, since somehow 
grub.conf knows about all three kernels, since all  three have been listed there 
since "yum update" installed the new kernel yesterday.  But I know little about 
Grub, so I am willing to be corrected.

Steven P. Ulrick

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