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May 3, 2011

I have this strange problem on ubuntu 10.04 64 bit, that when running update-grub, it will only put the oldest kernel into the grub menu, despite the fact that I have recent kernels around as well.

in particular:


# update-grub
Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub
Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default
Testing for an existing GRUB menu.lst file ... found: /boot/grub/menu.lst


I'd like to see the most recent kernels in the grub menu, with the most recent being on top.

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