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Old 08-07-2006, 09:45 PM   #1
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Post Proper Steps to clean up Kernel Listing in GRUB

Hi all, I am just looking to find out if the following steps are the ones required to properly remove a kernel listing on the grub screen at bootup.

Remove all files with the specific kernel listing from /boot/

edit /boot/grub/grub.conf removing the entry I longer required.

Is there any directories I also need to look into and remove?

Thanks, Dan
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The kernel itself is installed in /usr/src. Be very carefull that you delete the correct one.
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Originally Posted by bigrigdriver
The kernel itself is installed in /usr/src.
The kernel source would usually be found there, along with object files left over from a compile. You're going to also have a bunch of modules under /lib/modules. Probably some stuff under /usr/share/doc as well.

If you installed the kernel via your distro's package management system, your can probably cleanly remove it using the same. I did that with Debian a few times.
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If you just want to remove the listing from Grub, all you need to do is Remove or #Comment out it's entry in the menu.lst/grub.conf

If you want to completely remove the kernel. Be careful -- you don't want to accidentally remove the kernel that you need -- and look in /lib/modules/`kernel version` /boot/[config,,vmlinuz]-`kernel version` and /usr/src/linux-`kernel version`


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