On Thu 15 Mar 2012 at 20:58:32 -0400, Frank McCormick wrote: > and found that Grub had written 3 lines,(into grub.cfg) all the same for > the new installation (which was absolute linux by the way). Ah, I'm with you now, I think. There are three entries for Absolute Linux in grub.cfg. I can see a possible reason: /boot has vmlinuz and vmlinuz-huge-smp-3.2.7-smp and GRUB will pick up on them in its search for kernels. Is vmlinuz a symlink?