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Double GRUB entries after Debian kernal update


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#1 Alchemist

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:05 PM

After downloading the 'fix' for Meltdown/Spectre into my Debian 7 install, I rebooted and found I had double entries. Two standard boot, and two "recovery" boot options. The top one hangs when I try to boot it, the second one works. Is this intentional? Is the fix so risky that it is optional? Or has something gone wrong with my setup?

 

Also, does anyone know what happened to Debian Forums? (https://forums.debian.net/) I cannot get it to load, and this is where I would usually ask for help on technical Linux questions.



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#2 Al1000

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 03:11 PM

Hi, first thing I'd try is updating Grub, by opening a terminal and running:
sudo update-grub
... if you haven't already tried it.

http://forums.debian.net/ loads fine for me, but not https.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 04:46 PM

Updating GRUB again confirms two kernels on the system. It looks like the previous version was kept when the new one was installed, which is a good thing, because the new one hangs.

 

Generating grub.cfg ...
Found background image: /usr/share/images/desktop-base/desktop-grub.png
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-5-686-pae
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-5-686-pae
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-686-pae
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-4-686-pae
Found Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda1
done

uname -a
Linux thing2 3.2.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.2.96-2 i686 GNU/Linux



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:08 PM

 

After downloading the 'fix' for Meltdown/Spectre into my Debian 7 install, I rebooted and found I had double entries

Lucky you at least your PC booted LOL, I had to run boot repair and select another kernel.

 

Latest Ubuntu updates break my PC


Edited by NickAu, 09 January 2018 - 10:17 PM.





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