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Old 04-24-2011, 06:35 PM   #1
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I have been running winxp and ubuntu 10.04 for a year or so and when I start my computer, it used to have only 3 or4 choices, now it has 8-10 choices. A lot of them are different versions of recovery mode. What do these mean and is there any way to have just the choice of a couple...winxp or ubuntu. Also can the default be changed?
 
Old 04-24-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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Need to do research on editing grub.... you can remove what you feel u don't need lists of the older links were caused from updating versions of ubuntu... if no answer here go to irc for imediate help
 
Old 04-24-2011, 06:51 PM   #3
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The mass of entries is caused by old kernels. When you get a new kernel via the update function then old kernels aren't removed. Remove the old kernels you don't need anymore with your package-manager and run
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sudo update-grub
 
Old 04-24-2011, 07:02 PM   #4
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How do I remove old kernels safely, and which ones do I need to keep?
 
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Do a search for linux-image in Synaptic, and the kernels should show up. They have version numbers, like 2.6.32-28, 2.6.32.29, and so on. Important is the last number, newer kernels have higher numbers. Keep the newest kernel, delete the others. If you get a new kernel when updating, try it for some time, before removing the old, so that you have a backup-kernel in case of failure.
 
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:21 PM   #6
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Looks like I messed up again....I removed them and now get an error message at start up, but after a few seconds it loads and starts. I checked all updates and no broken packages in synaptic manager...any suggestions, or is a re-load needed?
 
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Which error message do you get?
 
Old 04-24-2011, 08:38 PM   #8
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it is grub 1.98

mounting none on dev failed no such device it shoulb be grub 2. something???

also ch root, I think, can't see it all, then
cannot execute/etc/apparmour/intramfs-no such file or directory

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Old 04-24-2011, 09:07 PM   #9
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Is it fixabl...can anyone help? I am real good at reloading, but would like to fix this if possible.
 
Old 04-24-2011, 09:18 PM   #10
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t is grub 1.98
That is Grub2. Grub 1.97 and 1.98 are both referred to as Grub2.
So are you able to successfully boot and use your machine after getting the error you posted?
 
Old 04-24-2011, 09:22 PM   #11
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Yes...it will start and seems ok...thought there might be something I could do to fix...it used to start in 15 seconds to being on the net...love the speed.
 
Old 04-24-2011, 09:52 PM   #12
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I don't want to say it, but here goes......is there a restore to a previous date in linux to undo my stupidity?
 
Old 04-24-2011, 10:20 PM   #13
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Sorry no one could help.....I will have to revert to the dark side..quess I'm to old to learn.

Bye for now....back to windoze
 
Old 04-24-2011, 10:22 PM   #14
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You give up to fast.
To your problem: Removing old kernels shouldn't harm your system in any way. Did you remove more than the kernels?
 
Old 04-25-2011, 05:24 AM   #15
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I think I removed only the kernals....marked the green boxes in synaptic for the lower numbers and marked for removal and applied.
 
  


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