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Old 06-22-2009, 10:11 PM   #1
Leon14344
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Delete Ubuntu kernels from dual-boot vista/ubuntu laptop?


After various updates, GRUB has 8 lines of ubuntu kernels that i can load at boot, 4 of them recovery mode versions. Vista also shows up twice.

how can i get rid of the older kernels? I really only need one, and i use Vista mainly when i'm at college just because the campus wifi won't allow linux on the network.

or, is there a good reason the kernels are still there? should I even get rid of them in the first place?

(btw, i'm new here, and moderatly new to linux ( i still have trouble in CLI)).

Thanks.
 
Old 06-22-2009, 10:32 PM   #2
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You can use synaptic to remove the old kernels.
It should also make changes to grub/menu.lst
if not, you can delete the entries in menu.lst

You can limit the number of kernels added tp menu.lst

Quote:
## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
## howmany=7
# howmany=all
 
  


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