kernel version modules

John Dangler jdangler at
Tue Jan 30 17:50:11 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 18:05 +0100, Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> John Dangler <jdangler at> wrote:
> > I was looking through lib/modules this morning (on an unrelated issue),
> > and noticed that I have what appear to be complete versions of 3
> > kernel .ko modules stored on my drive.  Looking in /boot, I also see all
> > three kernels there.  If I only want to use the latest kernel version
> > (I'm currently running Dapper 2.6.15-27-386), is there a way for me to
> > clean out the other versions?
> Sure. Just fire up Synaptic, search for "linux-image" to filter on
> kernel related packages, select the old kernels that you don't use
> anymore, and remove them. Done :o)

Just to be clear (I don't want to take too much away...)
filtering for linux-image, I show the following as installed
alsa-base                     1.0.10-4ubuntu4
linux-image-2.6.15-23-386     2.6.15-23.39
linux-image-2.6.15-26-386     2.6.15-26.47
linux-image-2.6.15-27-386     2.6.15-27.50

uname -ra returns : Lunux Nebo 2.6.15-27-386 #1 PREEMPT Fri Dec 8
17:51:56 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux

Telling me that the most recent version is 2.6.15-27 
I'm assuming that #1 might mean the slot
Not sure what PREEMPT means
Not sure why it says i686, since the kernels say i386 (Although I've
noticed that there is a 686 version of these kernels).

So, I would mark the other versions (including the one which just says
linux-image-386) for _removal_ or _complete removal_ ?

> --
> Vince

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