Removing old kernels that are not actually installed

Colin Law clanlaw at
Thu Apr 26 09:00:04 UTC 2012

I know how to remove old kernels by finding them in synaptic an
uninstalling them but I have a machine that has been through numerous
upgrades over the years and seems to have ended up with a number of
kernels in /boot that are found by update-grub but according to
synaptic are not installed.  For example:

~$ ls /boot/*2.6.27*
/boot/abi-2.6.27-11-generic         /boot/
/boot/config-2.6.27-11-generic      /boot/vmcoreinfo-2.6.27-11-generic
/boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-11-generic  /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-11-generic

Can I just remove all these files?


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