I do agree with you that multiple kernels listed could be helpful if the sh*t hits the fan. However, this is a brand new install (one of which I would hope there is only a single kernel in), and only one distro thus far.
srs5694 wrote:If you think that something else is happening, more details are necessary, such as the exact description of each kernel option.
What kind of exact information can I provide?
I will remove that dont_scan_dirs / from the conf file. Can you tell me the root directory that refers to? (just saying typically "/" means root directory) I ask because if I would like to specify a certain directory, I will know where to start the mapping.
I really like this program, there will be no question in the future which way I go.
Thanks for dealing with my lack of knowledge.
BTW, if you care this is the order of installation that I ended up going with. It was not expected. I burned a new disc because I was unable to boot on the live disc in EFI mode. Maybe this can help someone in the future.
1) Installed Linux mint in EFI mode.
2) Rebooted, and saw nothing indicating a linux install, machine went straight to windows. (Note; there was a linuxmint folder inside of the /efi folder. I did not create it on my own)
3) Used the "manual install using Windows" steps on the website ... http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/installing.html#windows
4) Booted machine and rEFInd menu came to screen, selected Linux Mint.
5) Opened terminal and edited fstab (in my case sda2 is the boot drive) so sda2 is mounted as /boot/efi.
6) Manually mounted the above and confirmed changes exist.
No steps required in CSM mode.
I am guessing when the time comes, Kali will need to be installed in CSM, but I have not tried to boot on the live disc in EFI yet.