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Old 04-25-2004, 12:39 PM   #1
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What to do with "old" kernel versions?

Ok, so since getting mandy 10 CE installed and updated (originally) there's been 2 new kernel versions.

I've installed both of them along with the correct kernel sources, so what's the best suggestion? do I just leave them where they are or should I use the Uninstall facility of the MCC to "bin" them?


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I sometimes get around to removing them, especially if disk space is an issue, otherwise, I am formatting and installing new in 6 months, anyway. Use rpmdrake-remove or urpme kernel-(version).
Be sure to check your bootloader menu and links in /boot afterwards, to be sure you will be able to boot.
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Well that's one of the things that I wondered rolf, while the disc space isn't an issue, it just occured to me because when I had downloaded and installed the new kernel/sources I had to re-config the nvidia driver, and as I'd forgotten which bit's I had to change I spotted that is seems I still have 2.6.3-1mdk, -4mdk, -7mdk and the new -8mdk that I put in yesterday while searching the /usr/share/doc for the nvidia readme.

Once I've thought about what to do so I don't loose any data, I suspect that I'll end up having a seperate /home partition, though I'm a little undecided about that as I have both mandrake 10 and gentoo installed and it would be inconvenient to have different versions of, say some of the kde stuff that my cause things not to work.

Hum!, food for thought. I suppose I can always resort to paper and pen for the data i.e. passwords and e-mail addresses and then start from scratch

thanks for the reply.




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