What is this new Linux linux boot option and how can I get rid of it?

I was trying to install Linux LTS using AKM. After installation, I noticed that I had a lot more “stuff” in my grub menu. Uninstalled Linux-LTS and came back to this.

From what I can tell, Linux Linux is just the default Linux kernel I already have installed.

Can someone help me identify who this new Linux is and how to get rid of him?


P.S Additionally, I would also like to know, how to completely skip the Grub menu, but still, have access to it. The idea is that I would immediately boot to Linux(maybe even Linux-zen). If I need to fall back to my LTS kernel, I would hit a key during the boot process to trigger the Grub menu, similar to how you hold the space bar to enter the systemd-boot menu. Is such a thing possible? Thanks.

you just setup to set saved as last …

if you look at the bottom of /etc/default/grub

Uncomment to make GRUB remember the last selection. This requires

setting ‘GRUB_DEFAULT=saved’ above.


zet GRUB_DEFAULT=saved

and uncomment GRUB_SAVEDEFAUL££T=“true”

then just regereate the grub : # grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

what you wil choose it wil always start that !


Thanks for the comment. I’ve set it to automatically boot to the first entry, linux59, using grub customizer. It’s nice to see how to do it via text.

Though, I’m still not sure why I have multiple boot entries for the same linux kernel.

btw, i remember a lot of regulars was set off like a bomb when people were using grub-customizer on Manjaro forum…

Probably there’s a reason for it :upside_down_face:


always be carefull with grub-costimizers it can mess a bit :slight_smile:

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An article that gives a bit of perspective on grub-customizer and its complications:

(It’s written from a Linux Mint perspective, but the reasoning applies in general)




Your headline reminds me of the old thing floating around ‘Who is General Failure, and why is he reading my drive?’


Another way to boot your desired selection from the GRUB menu is by setting:
GRUB_DEFAULT=(then 0 or 1 or 2 or 3 etc etc. Look at your GRUB menu during boot. The top entry is 0, the next 1 and so on)

To do this edit /etc/default/grub with your text editor and save it. After this update GRUB and you are there. To change, just change the number.

There is an AUR package called “update-grub” which you can do sudo update-grub with, or do what @ringo suggested to regenerate GRUB.

There is a lot of info in the Arch wiki about GRUB. Most of the customising can be done by editing that /etc/default/grub file. It really isn’t necessary to use grub-customizer. :smile:


…and now I feel sorry for editing the headline. :wink: