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I have a system that dual boots windows 2000 server (installed first) and Fedora core 2  everything was working fine until i did the updates on the Fedora OS.  Before i updated the system on the screen that asks you which OS you would like the computer to boot to i had 2 options Fedora and Other (the windows system) and i could boot to both OSs fine,,,, but after i ran the updates now i have three OSs showing up on this screen:

Fedora version #
Fedora version #
Other (the Windows 2000 server)

does this mean that i now have 2 copies of Fedora on the machine?

I'm new to unix so please be as clear as you can in your answer.
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Yes,
It keeps your previous kernel, in case the new one didn't work, assuming you don't have disk space problems, you can keep it.  IF you want to hide it, edit the boot config file (either /etc/lilo.conf or /etc/grub.conf, depending which you are using)
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thanks,,,, how do i change which OS is the default OS?  since i often reboot remotely and am not at the local machine to switch it.
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It should also be in your lilo.conf / grub.conf, look for default=
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>Yes,
>It keeps your previous kernel, in case the new one didn't work, assuming you don't have disk space problems, you can keep it.  IF >you want to hide it, edit the boot config file (either /etc/lilo.conf or /etc/grub.conf, depending which you are using)

Just for clarification

You do NOT have 2 copies of Fedora on you machine.  You do however, as stated above, Have 2 Fedora Kernels installed.
Changes made in either of the Fedoras will be made in the other Fedora because they use the same file system.

The kernel relies on various file and programs located on your HD to operate.  All these files are the same but the kernel is different

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