[Techtalk] still fedup after fedora upgrade

Robyn Willison robyn at robynspcs.com
Fri Sep 5 07:47:37 UTC 2014

Hi Meryll

Do you have a small partition with a folder in it called boot?


On 5/09/2014 3:33 PM, Meryll Larkin wrote:
> 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)
>     Fedora
>     Advanced options for Fedora
> The Third or Fourth option can work.  They point to Fedora
> 3.14.8-200.fc20.x86_64
> 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?
> thanks,
> Meryll Larkin
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