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Old 12-28-2004, 02:02 AM   #1
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Delete old kernel

Using Debian srage.

Started with kernel 2.4x, and then installed kernel 2.6 image.
So, now that i have everything working well with new 2.6 kernel, how do i un-install (or delete) the old 2.4 kernel?

Old 12-28-2004, 05:43 AM   #2
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You really shouldn't delete it, but here you go

In /boot
file callen vmlinuz-2.4.xx and you'll probably create a symbolic link called "linux" to your new kernel
you can remove the old initrd-2.4.xx

from /usr/src
the directory and all subdirectories under linux-2.4.xx

If you do this and some strange thing happens to your 2.6 kernel, you will be SOL. I'd recommend leaving at least 1 older kernel on your system.
Old 12-28-2004, 10:39 AM   #3
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Originally posted by musicman_ace
...I'd recommend leaving at least 1 older kernel on your system.
I'd have to agree. Unless you're _really_ tight on space, you're not hurting anything by leaving it there, and it's nice to have a failsafe to fall back on in case of disaster.


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