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Old 12-01-2005, 01:55 AM   #1
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removing old kernel versions


hey!

rpm -q kernel give me this:
kernel-2.6.9-1.667
kernel-2.6.12-1.1376_FC3
kernel-2.6.12-1.1378_FC3
kernel-2.6.12-1.1380_FC3
kernel-2.6.12-1.1381_FC3

is it okay just rpm -e the-few-oldest-versions, or do i have to do something else too to remove the few oldest versions of kernel ?

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Old 12-01-2005, 02:04 AM   #2
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If you are using lilo for booting, make sure to edit /etc/lilo.conf to remove them from the boot list, then rerun lilo to reinstall the boot menu. If you are using grub, edit /boot/grub/menu.lst. You don't need to reinstall grub, as it will grap the menu.lst file on the fly.

Other than that, make sure any symbolic links in /boot point to real versions of the kernel and initrd.img files after removing unwanted kernels.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 02:39 AM   #3
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thanks.

/boot/grub/menu.lst was updated by system when rpm -q old-kernel...

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Old 12-01-2005, 02:48 AM   #4
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Originally posted by GrueMaster
If you are using lilo for booting, make sure to edit /etc/lilo.conf to remove them from the boot list, then rerun lilo to reinstall the boot menu. If you are using grub, edit /boot/grub/menu.lst. You don't need to reinstall grub, as it will grap the menu.lst file on the fly.

Other than that, make sure any symbolic links in /boot point to real versions of the kernel and initrd.img files after removing unwanted kernels.
You don't need to edit grub or lilo when you install or uninstall a kernel using rpm on FC and other Redhat derivatives, this is automatically done for you.
 
  


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