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Old 07-09-2005, 12:47 AM   #1
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Dual Boot- kernel update question

This isn't really a problem really, just a question, i'm still new to linux. I have FC4, and have already downloaded a number of kernel updates. The thing is they all show up on my boot screen (my computer is set to dual boot with windows). I was just wondering if i could remove the old versions out of my grub.conf with no ill effects (otherwise i fear i will have a boot screen with hundreds of options). Also, can i leave these various variants on my computer, is there anything (files, boot configs, etc.) that i need to remove manually to keep everything squared away. Thanks.
Old 07-09-2005, 01:18 AM   #2
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I know what you mean, I had the same problem with FC3, I finally just quit updating the

But yes, you can take the old kernels out of lilo.conf, it won't cause any problems. Either comment them out by placing a '#' in front of each line, or just delete the lines. If you are going to leave the old kernel files in /boot (which won't cause any issues), then I advise just commenting them out, in case you want to use them again, and it will make it easy to undo mistakes.

Don't forget to run lilo from the command prompt (as root) after you make changes to lilo.conf
Old 07-09-2005, 01:44 AM   #3
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Since you are using Grub, don't bother running any commands after editing /boot/grub/menu.lst. You shouldn't need to.
Old 07-09-2005, 05:49 PM   #4
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Yeah, he's right, don't know why I was thinking of lilo

Actually, it's /etc/grub.conf for Fedora i think...

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