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Old 12-28-2010, 04:14 AM   #1
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removing options from start up (grub)


hello, i installed ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition and it installed fine, i updated everything on and now when it starts i have 2 versions of it to select from 2.6.35-22 and 2.6.35-24 as well as the recovery versions of it. how do i remover these options from the grub menu?

in addition to this i also have a question about updating python on it, its running version 2.6.6 and i need 3.x. how do i upgrade it?

thanks
 
Old 12-28-2010, 04:44 AM   #2
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i think you should just edit the grub.conf file
 
Old 12-28-2010, 04:58 AM   #3
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ok....how do i do it?
 
Old 12-28-2010, 05:03 AM   #4
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Use synaptic to remove the kernel(s) you do not want.
You may then need to run sudo update-grub
Most people prefer to keep at least one ("fallback") kernel version.
 
Old 12-28-2010, 10:00 PM   #5
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what is synaptic and how do i use it?
 
Old 12-29-2010, 02:50 AM   #6
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Open a console in gui and type 'synaptic' after you have logged in as the root... else go to administation -> package manager -> synaptic. Did you explore the gui atleast?
Comeon, it is the same program/interface with which you downloaded the kernels to begin with.
 
Old 12-29-2010, 11:47 AM   #7
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ok....how do i do it?
Code:
sudo cp /boot/grub/grub.conf /boot/grub/grub.conf-bak
sudo gedit /boot/grub/grub.conf
and comment out any line beginning with title.
 
Old 12-29-2010, 12:03 PM   #8
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Code:
sudo cp /boot/grub/grub.conf /boot/grub/grub.conf-bak
sudo gedit /boot/grub/grub.conf
and comment out any line beginning with title.
That file is not meant to be edited, it is autogenerated and all changes will be discarded the next time any update issues the comnmand update-grub. The correct way to get rid of the entries is in fact to remove the old kernels.

By the way, in Ubuntu the file is named grub.cfg.
 
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:58 PM   #9
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right i removed the kernals but the options are still there, thats the only thing that bothered me.my biggest concern is geting python 3. so far i have found 2 different ones and i dont know what they do or which one is correct. i found sudo apt-get install python3 and sudo apt-get install python 3.1.3

the first one is a 12 mb file and the second it 500+ mb which one is correct? i tried installing both but one of them keeps crashing the computer and i dont know which one
 
Old 12-29-2010, 11:46 PM   #10
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Open a console in gui and type 'synaptic' after you have logged in as the root... else go to administation -> package manager -> synaptic. Did you explore the gui atleast?
Comeon, it is the same program/interface with which you downloaded the kernels to begin with.
Easy, Tiger... With Ubuntu, kernel updates are issued automatically through the Update Manager.

The *easy* way to remove the menu options is to install Startup Manager from the Software Center. It allows you, among many other things, to choose how many boot options are available at startup.

As for the Python issue- Ubuntu is not the best distro for manually installing software outside of the repositories. That would be Slackware, Debian, or Gentoo, but get ready for a different ride.

Cheers

Last edited by DragonSlayer48DX; 12-30-2010 at 12:03 AM.
 
Old 02-05-2011, 05:45 AM   #11
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The *easy* way to remove the menu options is to install Startup Manager from the Software Center. It allows you, among many other things, to choose how many boot options are available at startup.
I downloaded it but there isn't and option to remove boot options. I'm a little lost...
 
Old 02-05-2011, 05:50 AM   #12
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right i removed the kernals but the options are still there, thats the only thing that bothered me.
If they've been removed try:
update-grub
or
sudo update-grub

Grub should not see so it shouldn't list them.

Last edited by EDDY1; 02-05-2011 at 05:51 AM.
 
Old 02-05-2011, 06:00 AM   #13
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for your python question
Code:
sudo apt-get install python3
Or use Synaptic or the Software manager and look for python3
 
Old 02-05-2011, 06:51 AM   #14
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If they've been removed try:
update-grub
or
sudo update-grub

Grub should not see so it shouldn't list them.
updated the grub 2 ways, using start up manager and the way u suggested... its still there
 
Old 02-05-2011, 06:55 AM   #15
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and thanks kindofabuzz, I got python 3 using your way
 
  


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