[Ubuntu Chicago] To Clean GRUB, or not

Jason Crow cjac76 at comcast.net
Mon Jun 23 16:51:40 BST 2008


You can remove the old kernels through synaptic package manager. Do a
search for "Linux". Just be sure to not remove the latest one. You will
be removing items like "linux image", "restricted modules" and "linux
headers." 


On Mon, 2008-06-23 at 10:45 -0500, Lawrence Frank wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> 
> I don't know if I get into 'deep water' here, or maybe I try to take
> on more than I can handle.
> Yet, as the old saying goes, "nothing ventured, nothing gained..."
> Or, maybe I should go with, "if it works, don't fix it..."
> Regardless, here's my dilemma:
> My GRUB Boot Screen – IT'S ENORMOUS!
> With each 'up-date' my choices start become endless...
> 
> Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-19 Generic
> Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-19 Generic (Recovery Mode)
> Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-18 Generic
> Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-18 Generic (Recovery Mode)
> Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-17 Generic
> Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-17 Generic (Recovery Mode)
> Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16 Generic
> Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16 Generic (Recovery Mode)
> Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-14 Generic
> Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-14 Generic (Recovery Mode)
> Ubuntu 8.04 MemTest 86+
> Other Operating Systems:
> Windows Vista / /Longhorn (Loader)
> Windows Vista / /Longhorn (Loader)
> Ubuntu 7.10 kernel 2.6.22-14 Generic (on /DEV / SDA3)
> Ubuntu 7.10 kernel 2.6.22-14 Generic (Recovery Mode) (on /DEV / SDA3)
> Ubuntu 7.10 MemTest 86+ (on /DEV / SDA3)
> 
> I realize, at the bottom of the GRUB screen there are further line commands:
> "e" for "edit"
> "c" for "command line"
> "d" for "delete"
> 
> Here's my question:
> 
> If I 'delete' the Ubuntu 8.04 lines 2.6.24-14 through 2.6.24-17 on the
> GRUB screen, will it affect the latest 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-18 command
> line?
> 
> I could be answering my own inquiry, but the reason I question the
> idea of deleting these lines; I notice 'up-dates' often just 'upgrade'
> a previously loaded package.
> 
> Any suggestions?
> (The only reason I hold on to Vista – yuck – certain business programs
> still require Windows)
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Lawrence Frank
> 
> Lawrence_Frank at ComCast.net
> or
> Frank11540 at GMail.com
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Lawrence & Dianne Frank
> 
> " Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your
> own. You may both be wrong."
> 
> Ubuntu Linux 8.04
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