removing unused kernels

Christopher J. Bottaro cjbottaro at
Thu Jul 20 21:38:57 UTC 2006

Jose Gomez-Dans wrote:

> On 7/20/06, Christopher J. Bottaro <cjbottaro at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> apt has installed a few kernels and now I want to get rid of the old
>> ones. How do I see a list of the kernels currently installed?
> If you remove the linux-image packages that you don't want with adept,
> the associated "restricted-modules" packages will also be removed
> (they depend on the particular kernels)

Ahh, thanks, that's what I was looking for...but it doesn't remove the
installed kernel headers.

$ dpkg -l | grep linux-image

What confuses me is 'linux-image-686'.  I'm guessing that's some kind of
meta package that I should just leave alone.

Meta packages confuse me in general.  When should I install them or remove


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