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Old 05-10-2011, 01:26 PM   #1
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On my PC, I use GRUB to manage my dual-boot startup on my PC. Every time I update my Linux, It adds another 2 startup options on my HD for every distro I have. (The Normal and Recovery modes for the new version.) I would like to add the VortexBox distro someday.

Is there a way for me to get rid of the older versions of Linux distro's on my GRUB menu so I just see the newest? I have 6 options for Ubuntu 10.10 and 4 options for UGE 2.8..

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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What you see are not older distros, but older kernels of your distro. For security reasons they are not deleted immediately when an updated kernel is installed. Just remove those older kernels with the package manager of your choice.

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I would like to add the VortexBox distro someday.
I don't see how this is related to your problem.
 
Old 05-11-2011, 08:57 AM   #3
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I understand that I should use Synaptic Package Manger to delete those old Kernels, but please explain to me what in particular I should delete/uninstall...
 
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Search in Synaptic for linux-image, this will show up the installed kernels. Mark the older ones (lower version numbers) for removing and apply the changes. After that you shouldn't have those options in your bootloader anymore.
 
  


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