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    GRUB menu items showing twice

    I also have double listing of the same version showing on my Grub screen

    Please see attached images.

    I actually have a double Grub Customizer menu. I would like to know how to get it back to just showing the newest OS and the other versions filed under the Previous Versions.

    I did not see a fix on this thread. Also I don't do many changes to the GC, I just to the automatic updates and this problem slipped in with one of those updates.
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    Re: GRUB menu items showing twice

    Moved to a new thread. Old thread is almost 2 years old and grub has changed a lot.
    For reference old thread:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1767774

    Post BootInfo report so we can see details. It looks like os-prober is importing another set from somewhere. Did you copy 30_os-prober at any time? But, I do not know how new sub-menu now works.

    Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates. Is part of Boot-Repair:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Info
    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.
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    Re: GRUB menu items showing twice (Grub Customizer problem , STILL Active)

    OK, I updated my netbook two days ago after a long time of not updating. When I restarted I have the duplicate grub menu items. This is the same situation I had with my laptop, which I posted to this thread earlier.

    This makes me believe that the Grub Customizer application introduces this problem. The OS-prober is not doing this because it would not lhappen to two of my computers with in two months.

    This may be an old problem but is is still NOT FIXED since I had it appear on 2013.02.05 and that is only two day ago.

    So how about a fix instead of just pushing this problem around.
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    Re: GRUB menu items showing twice

    Post this:
    cd /etc/grub.d
    ls -l
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    Re: GRUB menu items showing twice

    john@Nighthawk:~$ cd /etc/grub.d
    john@Nighthawk:/etc/grub.d$ ls -l
    total 68
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6743 Sep 12 16:18 00_header
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5522 Apr 17 2012 05_debian_theme
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7780 Dec 10 07:20 10_linux
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 998 Feb 2 11:51 10_linux_proxy
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6335 Apr 17 2012 20_linux_xen
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1588 Nov 27 2011 20_memtest86+
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 278 Feb 2 11:51 30_os-prober_proxy
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1388 Dec 10 07:20 30_uefi-firmware
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 214 Apr 17 2012 40_custom
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 95 Apr 17 2012 41_custom
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 30 2012 bin
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 2 11:51 proxifiedScripts
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 483 Apr 17 2012 README
    john@Nighthawk:/etc/grub.d$
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    Re: GRUB menu items showing twice

    from my netbook:

    john@WiseOwl:~$ cd /etc/grub.d
    john@WiseOwl:/etc/grub.d$ ls -l
    total 64
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6743 Dec 10 07:16 00_header
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5522 Oct 1 2011 05_debian_theme
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 786 Feb 4 18:56 10_linux_proxy
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6335 Apr 17 2012 20_linux_xen
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1588 May 2 2011 20_memtest86+
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7603 Apr 17 2012 30_os-prober
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1388 Dec 10 07:16 30_uefi-firmware
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 214 Oct 1 2011 40_custom
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 95 Oct 1 2011 41_custom
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Dec 22 2011 bin
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 4 18:56 proxifiedScripts
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 483 Oct 1 2011 README
    john@WiseOwl:/etc/grub.d$
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    Re: GRUB menu items showing twice

    I do not use grub customizer. Are these folders from grub customizer and what is in them?

    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Dec 22 2011 bin
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 4 18:56 proxifiedScripts

    And is then grub adding entries from those folders also? It may be an issue with grub customizer.
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    Re: GRUB menu items showing twice

    Yes this is an issue with Grub-Customizer... actually its got something to do with 'proxy' files in /etc/grub.d... I tried using GC in bro's machine but the grub got messed up... I was forced to uninstall GC and then grub and reinstall it.

    Also I have seen this issue particularly if there is multiboot... and/or an another GRUB is present so GC, I guess reads all the OS prober files in the system and messes it up... I am not 100% sure but may indicate some pointers in resolving the issue...

    More on grubcfg_proxy.
    Last edited by fantab; February 8th, 2013 at 12:56 PM.
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    Re: GRUB menu items showing twice

    For new users with basic systems grub customizer is a gui and seems to work.

    I always do thing manually, but I started before there were the newer tools and had to learn.

    If not afraid of editing a few grub files manually it is not all that difficult to maintain yourself. I turn off os_prober and add my own 40_custom. I learned a lot from many of the threads by drs305. And I use Ranchhand's methods to simplify multiple boot as now documented by cavsfan.

    The Grub 2 Guide - drs305 also link to grub customizer
    Ubuntu Community Documentation site
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1195275

    How to: Create a Customized GRUB2 Screen that is Maintenance Free.- Cavsfan
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ma...tomGrub2Screen
    Older thread
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1542338
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    Re: GRUB menu items showing twice

    Thanks oldfred... I will definitely want to learn to manually manage the Grub. I Multiboot Arch, Ubuntu LTS and Ubuntu Development Release... It will give me more control over my Grub and Grub menu in particular...
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