Removing old kernels that are not actually installed

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Apr 26 21:21:15 UTC 2012

On 04/26/2012 02:00 AM, Colin Law wrote:
> 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?
> Colin

Yes - as long as you are no longer using 2.6.27-*

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