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Old 01-29-2006, 04:11 PM   #1
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Deleting the 386 kernel

In order to get DRI to work with my ATI Rage Mobility card I had to install the linux 686 kernel as well as its headers. As my laptops' harddrive is only 5 GB I was wondering if I could uninstall the default 386 kernel to save space? And if so, how do I go about that?

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Old 01-29-2006, 06:51 PM   #2
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A kernel is generally 1.2 M large, so you won't gain much! And i strongly suggest you to not delete the last working kernel. But you can take a look to /usr/src. This is where kernel sources belong. You can delete old sources.
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Thanks for your help
Old 01-30-2006, 02:20 PM   #4
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i use the K7 kernel and removed the 386 kernel via synaptic ...


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