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I recently updated the Linux kernel (via the Update Manager) to 3.0.0-13. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 using BURG.

Everything loaded correctly, BURG updated correctly. But when I reboot, when the GRUB screen comes on the monitor it only reflects 3.0.0-12.

I reloaded the Linux Kernel 3.0.0-13. Did the "update-burg" (see the results below), rebooted and still it loads GRUB window with the 3.0.0-12 kernel.

What am I doing wrong, or has anyone had this problem?

How do i fix this, I don't want to go mucking around with GRUB as I really don't know that much about it (i.e. manually configuring the GRUB/BURG files).

[14:22:52] xxxxxxxx@L01U1110:~$ sudo update-burg
Generating burg.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-13-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-13-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic
Found Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda1
Found Ubuntu 11.04 (11.04) on /dev/sda5
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Your title is slightly confusing, but I would try three things.

  • Go into the Software Center and search your version number (3.0.0-12) and uninstall the old kernel.

  • If it's BURG that's the problem, you can at least test that it's right by running burg-emu in a terminal. Otherwise, make sure that it's also installed on the drive that boots up, which is more than likely the first one:

    sudo burg-install ("hd0")
    sudo update-burg

  • Get GRUB Customizer (works with BURG) to manually check and modify which boot items are listed.

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

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Sorry about the title. Let me try to explain. I did step #2 (burg-emu) and it shows up correctly in a BURG screen. BUT, when I reboot the window that comes up is a GRUB window, not the BURG window from the (burg-emu). It's like BURG is installed, but the OS is still looking at GRUB. I go into GRUB Customizer and it shows both 3.0.0-12 & 3.0.0-13. For what ever reason BURG is updated to the correct kernel version, but GRUB is not. – user18432 Nov 22 '11 at 21:11
Sounds like burg didn't install to your boot drive, then. Did you try the burg-install ("hd0") line? It seems that for some reason, it hasn't overwritten the MBR to load instead of GRUB. I don't know if hd0 is correct, as I don't know your machine's setup, but I'd imagine you would know if it's different or not. – Corey Nov 22 '11 at 21:30
BINGO, it worked. I guess BURG didn't completely install. But now it is perfect. THANK YOU so much for your help. I greatly appreciate it. – user18432 Nov 22 '11 at 22:00

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