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Old 01-12-2009, 01:56 PM   #1
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why after every major update in Ubuntu new entries of Ubuntu are created at startup??


its like every time i update Ubuntu, at os selection screen, new entries comes out, now its 10-12 entries with names like open vz, recovery etc. how could i make them go, i mean is there any way to keep just one ubuntu option(ok with recovery mode) with windows??
 
Old 01-12-2009, 02:05 PM   #2
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You have two options:
- Ignore it (it'll still work fine)
- Edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst file to remove the references to kernels you do not want (and then you can remove the kernel image files if you wish).
But why bother?
Maybe better to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and change the timeout value to a smaller number, then you don't have to stare at the list for so long, and start worrying about it
 
Old 01-12-2009, 03:27 PM   #3
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Perhaps a cleaner way to get rid of old entries is to use Synaptic to mark them for complete removal - takes care of things like restricted modules as well.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 03:47 PM   #4
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Perhaps a cleaner way to get rid of old entries is to change line # howmany=all to # howmany=1 in the menu.lst file.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 06:08 PM   #5
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Maybe - but that requires update-grub to be run. Last (only) time I tried messing with that I botched menu.lst, so now I leave all that commented stuff as-is.
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