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Old 02-03-2003, 09:37 PM   #1
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Question Kernel Upgrade on RH8


Hey, folks:

I run Red Hat 8.0 and Windows 2000, dual boot, and I just upgraded my kernel. On the screen where you choose which OS to boot, there is now separate options for both kernels. I how do I get rid of the one? Do I uninstall that package?

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--Erich
 
Old 02-03-2003, 10:13 PM   #2
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I'd just keep it as a memento, but this should work. Make a boot disk and test it. Then edit /boot/grub/grub.conf or /etc/lilo.conf -- if you use one of these boot loaders -- and remove the lines associated with the version you don't want to see. Make a backup of this file before you edit it. The paths may be different but can be found by examining the output of (as root) locate grub.conf or locate lilo.conf. If you use lilo, you must run the command "lilo" after editing the lilo.conf file.
 
Old 02-04-2003, 11:41 AM   #3
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I'd just keep it as a memento, but this should work. Make a boot disk and test it. Then edit /boot/grub/grub.conf or /etc/lilo.conf -- if you use one of these boot loaders -- and remove the lines associated with the version you don't want to see. Make a backup of this file before you edit it. The paths may be different but can be found by examining the output of (as root) locate grub.conf or locate lilo.conf. If you use lilo, you must run the command "lilo" after editing the lilo.conf file.
I'm really uncomfortable with the command line as of yet...is there any way to do it within Bluecurve?

Thanks for the imput!

--Erich

 
Old 02-04-2003, 12:47 PM   #4
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If you like send me both your /boot/grub/grub.conf and /etc/lilo.conf files. I'll figure out which one needs editing, change it for you and send it back to you with instructions how to install. You cannot do this from the user interface as far as I know.
 
Old 02-04-2003, 01:59 PM   #5
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If you like send me both your /boot/grub/grub.conf and /etc/lilo.conf files. I'll figure out which one needs editing, change it for you and send it back to you with instructions how to install. You cannot do this from the user interface as far as I know.
With help of my Linux: The Complete Reference, I think I figured out how to edit that file. I'll probably e-mail the file just in case, so I don't screw things up...

Also, do the previous version of the Linux kernel stay on the system? If so, is there any reason to keep them or should I get rid of them somehow?

Thanks,

--Erich

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Old 02-04-2003, 02:09 PM   #6
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[Note: Answered my own question--sorry, didn't look hard enough before I posted.]

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Old 02-04-2003, 03:07 PM   #7
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If you do feel a need to remove the old kernel packages, take a look at this thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=29807
 
  


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