WxFixBoot 3.0.1 Released with fixes and support for Fedora 31

The latest version of WxFixBoot is now out. As the version number implies, it doesn’t bring loads of new features, but it is definitely worth upgrading, especially if you use Fedora 31.

New Features and Fixes in WxFixBoot 3.0.1

  • Added support for Fedora 31.
  • Fix a crash when a generated lilo menu entry doesn’t have a label.
  • Put OS names in alphabetical order when listing the OSs that can’t be modified.
  • Mount filesystems under /mnt/wxfixboot instead of /tmp/wxfixboot – fixes a grub-related hang.

Important Information

  • Ubuntu 14.04, wxPython 2.8.11, and Python 2.7.6 are no longer supported.
  • Fedora versions prior to 31 are no longer supported.
    • This is due to a change in the way bootloaders are managed.
    • WxFixBoot 3.0.0 will continue to work on Fedora 29 and 30.
  • The obsolete bootloaders grub-legacy and elilo are no longer supported.
  • This will be the last release to support the obsolete lilo bootloader.

As you can see, there are a number of important changes in WxFixBoot 3.0.1, and I recommend upgrading as soon as possible. You can get the new release from this website at https://www.hamishmb.com/html/downloads.php?program_name=wxfixboot or https://launchpad.net/wxfixboot.

That’s all for now, but stay tuned for more posts coming soon. I intend to release a post about my new Ryzen-base desktop soon, and one about some fairly hacky mods I made to the old desktop 🙂


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About Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty

I'm a self-employed software developer working on Free Software projects, as well as studying for my degree with the Open University. Being pedantic when it comes to detail is fortunately useful for both of these things! A strong believer in free software, I have a few pay-for programs available under the GPLv3 and enjoy reporting bugs and helping to improve various open source projects, including volunteering at Wimborne Model Town to work on their river control system.

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