excessive /boot entries
jonorland at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 08:42:06 UTC 2009
On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 10:23 AM, Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz at gmail.com> wrote:
> This being someone else's computer I don't want to "suck it and see", which is
> probably what I would do on one of my own computers.
> So: Last time I had this computer to work on (about a fortnight ago) I edited
> the overlong menu.lst to reduce the very large number of kernel options to a
> manageable number.
> Now, two weeks later, the list is again enormously long.
> On investigation I found that there are about 60 kernels in /boot(1), from
> which I imagine that menu.lst has retrieved its very long list. Can I safely
> remove most of the entries in /boot (rm foo), and then edit menu.lst, and if
> so, which do I need to keep. Not only are there more kernels than seem
> necessary (or desirable!), but each seems to have too many options.
> So: Which entries should I keep?
I would not remove any files from /boot by hand. Use your package
manager (Adapt, Synaptic, Aptitude or whatever you use) to remove the
kernels thats not needed. The entries in menu.lst will removed with
Is this a desktop? Then i would remove all but the generic kernel and
also all but the latest kernel version.
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