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Old 02-23-2004, 09:39 AM   #1
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Question How do I remove all those kernel selections when I boot up?

I am running Mandrake 9.2 and I have installed too many kernels on my system.

Before Mandrake starts up, I am asked to selcet the kernel I would like to boot with. There are so many selections available and I am wondering if there was a way to remove most of those selections that I don't need.

I would like to remove all of my kernel selections exept for the 2.24-10p3 kernel. I have made a mistake by trying to install the kernel source for a kernel I was running, but instead I installed all the available kernel selections and it is really annoying because I have to scrool down to pick the kernel I want to use.

Or is there a way to make Mandrake automatically boot with a specified kernel?

Do I have to remove the kernel package from the system, or edit some file, ect?

Old 02-23-2004, 09:50 AM   #2
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You need to edit your bootloader configuration - for lilo, this is /etc/lilo.conf

read man lilo.conf to get an idea of what you're doing.

then do:
<enter password>
cd /etc
cp lilo.conf lilo.conf.old #Backs up your old config so you don't nuke it.
nano lilo.conf (or pico, or vi, or whatever text editor you like)

Remove the sections you don't want.

Old 02-23-2004, 09:51 AM   #3
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edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst file ...
i am pretty sure thats what mdk9.2 uses ...
but depending on your bootloader and if the above is false, then edit your lilo.conf or grub.conf file in /etc ..


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