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Old 03-09-2008, 08:12 PM   #1
jono223
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New operating systems detected after Ubuntu 7.04 upgrade?


So i just upgraded to ubuntu 7.04 and rebooted. after grub starts i have operating system options (i have windows on another physical drive) and now there are like 4 ubuntu options. there used to be two after the initial install but im a newbie and since it was working i didnt want to mess with it. Now the first Ubuntu OS crashes so im using the second one (have not tried the other two). What did i do wrong and/or how do i make it so the OS im using now is the only other OS option besides windows (i.e clean it up)?
-Thanks!
 
Old 03-09-2008, 08:34 PM   #2
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When the kernel gets updated in Ubuntu it adds the knew kernel options to the list but does no remove the old ones. This is likely why you now have 4 Ubuntu options instead of just two. The autoremove and autoclean options will remove the old packages.

As for the machine crashing... what option are you using when it crashes? Typically the 1st option on the list is your newest kernel and the second option on your list is recovery mode for that kernel.
 
Old 03-09-2008, 08:38 PM   #3
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Ok... so I was a bit incorrect about autoremove and autoclean, they will remove old packages but not old kernel image packages. To remove a kernel image package use apt-get remove linux-image-<version>
 
Old 03-10-2008, 09:00 PM   #4
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sorry i meant to clarify, the first option was the one that crashed for some reason. the second works fine and i havent tried the last two. i have not rebooted linux yet so i might try it again.
thanks for the advice for removing the older kernels though!
 
  


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