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Old 04-12-2005, 10:44 AM   #1
carlosinfl
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Question Removing old kernels?


I noticed that my kernel has been updated 3 times since it was installed a few months ago. I know how to remove the "Grub" entries from the list but I was wondering if I can or even should remove the old kernel versions that I am no longer using.

I would assume this would keep my Linux system a bit cleaner or less cluttered with having 10 old kernels that are no longer used.

I know it is good to keep the last kernel just in case I need to revert back to it for fail safe reasons.

Thanks for any info.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 10:58 AM   #2
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You can remove the entries by deleting them from your /boot/grub.conf. This method keeps your old kernels in /boot, so if you want to completely uninstall the old kernels and grub entries, do
Code:
$rpm -qa | grep -i kernel
A list of installed kernels will be shown and to remove them just do
Code:
#rpm -e kernel-version
 
  


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