Based on this suggestion, I want to edit /etc/default/grub to add the line:


However, I don't have that file on my system. What should I do?

  • Do you have the grub package installed? Did you remove the file earlier? – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Jul 18 '11 at 19:25
  • i just known f15 not use grub2 and it cant config to /etc/default/grub – fronthem Jul 18 '11 at 19:35

Well /etc/default is a Debian/Ubuntu thing, so you're unlikely to find it in Fedora.

You don't need it though - just add the option to the command line for the current entries in grub.conf and Fedora will preserve it when installing new kernels.

  • An anonymous user suggests that since Fedora 18, there is now a file /etc/default/grub, similar to the one in Debian/Ubuntu. (Dear anonymous user: this should have been submitted as an answer, not by editing an existing answer.) – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Jan 8 '13 at 9:38

Maybe you want to change /boot/grub/grub.conf?


Fedora 15 uses grub2. You should have /etc/grub.conf symlinked to /boot/grub/menu.lst

  • No it doesn't. Fedora 16 will likely use grub2, but Fedora 15 still uses grub 0.97. – TomH Jul 19 '11 at 12:41
  • grub 0.97 is a prerelease version of grub2 – hildred Dec 26 '13 at 21:58

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