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Old 03-28-2003, 01:36 AM   #1
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deleting old versions


Everytime I update a version of rehat I then get the option, upon startup, to select a version to load.
How do I delete these old versions?

FYI. I have an XP partion that I do not want to delete, just old RH partitions.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 04:10 AM   #2
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where do you get these options? in a bootmanager? which one?

greets
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Old 03-28-2003, 04:39 AM   #3
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yes in the boot.
It must be the default boot manager for RH as I have never installed one.

The screen appears a few seconds after i boot the comp.
Thanks,
Jason
 
Old 03-28-2003, 04:44 AM   #4
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hmmm, as far as i know, the default boot-manager of red hat is the <grub>

is there any /etc/grub.conf where you can find the settings?
 
Old 03-28-2003, 05:06 AM   #5
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I do have a file named grub.conf but I have no "editor to display"
 
Old 03-28-2003, 05:09 AM   #6
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try vi /etc/grub.conf
type i to get into the edit-mode
edit the file, then press the escape-key
to save type :wq
 
Old 03-28-2003, 05:12 AM   #7
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grrrr
I am not in the sudo file users list. How do I add myself (it is my comp and only user)

I tried sudo because permission was denied without it.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 05:13 AM   #8
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type su root and then enter the password
 
Old 03-28-2003, 05:43 AM   #9
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ok I can open it now but (and I hate to show my utter n00bness on this) can I just delete the unwanted partition listings? If so hwo do I save and exit the program once done.

Sorry about the n00b but I am used to pico (which is unknow to Gnome I quess) and do not know vi at all.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 05:55 AM   #10
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http://www.colostate.edu/services/acns/bulls/ed02.html

Found thsi great article on vi
Think I got it now.
Thanks a ton for your help!!!
Jason
 
Old 03-28-2003, 08:56 AM   #11
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Instead of deleting it, comment them out by putting a # at the beginning of the line. Better yet, if you're not sure if you're commenting out the right part, you can post that part and I'm sure someone will give you the go.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 09:17 AM   #12
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Cool

good tip!
I already deleted them but at the rate RH is updating I am sure I can put this to good use soon.
 
  


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