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Old 03-15-2009, 02:00 AM   #1
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Unhappy dual boot help

I have ubuntu 8.10 installed in dual boot configuration with windows vista.
While booting my laptop shows the following operating systems alongwith windows:-
ubuntu 8.10,kernel 2.6.27-12-generic
ubuntu 8.10,kernel 2.6.27-12-generic(recovery mode)
ubuntu 8.10,kernel 2.6.27-11-generic
ubuntu 8.10,kernel 2.6.27-11-generic(recovery mode)
ubuntu 8.10,kernel 2.6.27-7-generic
ubuntu 8.10,kernel 2.6.27-7-generic(recovery mode)
ubuntu 8.10,memtest 86+

Can anyone tell me why it is showing so many ubuntu installed intead of just 2 for ubuntu.....
I always keep my system update by the update manager.
Will there be any problem if I uninstall ubuntu 8.10,kernel 2.6.27-11-generic and ubuntu 8.10,kernel 2.6.27-7-generic
from synaptic package manager????
Old 03-15-2009, 02:36 AM   #2
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It looks like you have kept older kernels around 2.6.27-11-generic and 2.6.27-7-generic. Each kernel has 2 entries: a normal one and a recovery mode. The remaining menu items are normal and necessary (2 items for the current kernel and a memtest item).
You can purge the older kernels if you wish.
sudo aptitude purge [name of kernel package]
That should also remove them from your grub menu.
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Similarly for synaptic - make sure you tick the "complete removal" box.


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