Can these kernels be removed?

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at
Tue Mar 27 00:07:12 UTC 2012

On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 5:00 PM, John Law <sgjohnlaw at> wrote:
> Hi
> Being a purist, I would like to keep my system size small. I noticed I
> have these packages installed. While I know an OS must have a kernel,
> I am guessing some of these packages might not be needed. Anyone can
> share?
> linux-firmware
> linux-gerneric-pae
> linux-headers-3.2.0-20
> linux-headers-3.2.0-20-generic-pae
> linux-headers-generic-pae
> linux-image-3.2.0-20-generic-pae
> linux-image-generic-pae

I ditch such stuff on a regular basis once the current kernel is
working.  YMMV and the usual warnings apply.

Kevin O'Gorman, PhD

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