[Techtalk] still fedup after fedora upgrade

Meryll Larkin mll at alwanza.com
Fri Sep 5 06:03:24 UTC 2014

Two kernel upgrades later and I'm still suffering with Fedora 20.

I'm sure this is something I SHOULD know how to do, so if anyone can point
me in the right direction (to documentation), I would be grateful.  I will
read it.  

Whenever I reboot (like after installing updates) my grub menu still gives
me problems.

The GRUB entries now read:
   Fedora (3.15.10-201.fc20.x86_64) 20 Heisenbug            (like an
uncertainty principle with a bug)
   Fedora (3.15.10-201.fc20.x86_64) 20 Heisenbug            (I'm certain
it's an ugly bug)
   Advanced options for Fedora

The Third or Fourth option can work.  They point to Fedora

Each of the two top choices fail to boot my machine with these errors:
         Error can't find command linuxefi
         Error can't find command initrdefi

I have NO CLUE why these kernels should be looking for EFI since I don't
have EFI.  I have BIOS.  
I have NO CLUE why the same error does NOT appear on the earlier version.
(but I'm grateful for that or I wouldn't be able to login).

And to make matters worse, the /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
states right on top:  DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE MANUALLY - because it is
generated new by script at each boot (so it won't do any good anyway).

So I've gone to /etc/grub.d and I know that the file I need to edit is the
one named 10_linux  

I see this conditional:
if    -d    /sys/firmware/efi
Well, I don't have an  efi   directory in /sys/firmware

So why is it still trying to load efi??

Any ideas?

Meryll Larkin

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