excessive /boot entries

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Thu Apr 2 13:44:56 UTC 2009

Antonio Augusto (Mancha) wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 04:46, Jonas Norlander <jonorland at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 1:30 AM, Derek Broughton <derek at pointerstop.ca>
>> wrote:

>>> It's not rocket science anyway.  Figure out which kernels you want (as
>>> long as you have a working one, usually only one is needed), find the
>>> version strings for all the rest, and purge them.
>> It's not only that it was several version of one kernel it was several
>> different kernels like generic, server and virtual and every one of
>> those kernel had perhaps 4 versions so I think it's a valid questions.
>> On a desktop you probably only need the generic kernel.
> Also, on most cases kernel updates overwrites the last one. Just once
> in a while you endup with two kernels on your system (by two kernels I
> mean two generic ones, like 2.6.27-7-generic and 2.6.27-11-generic).

Ah, right.  I confess to have been not thinking clearly at the time :-)  If
you're getting automatic updates, it's probably actually no more than half
a dozen _different_ packages (as opposed to updates of the same package).

> Another point to be noted is that, from my experience, kernel updates
> are rolled mainly during the first two or three months after the
> release, after that, usually, i don't see any kernel updates.

I'm _still_ seeing regular hardy kernel updates.  Last one on the weekend
(but as you note, it's an update of 2.6.24-24, not a new package).

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