Can these kernels be removed?

Nils Kassube kassube at
Tue Mar 27 04:55:57 UTC 2012

John Law wrote:
> 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

If you are using Precise, don't remove these packages. Those with 
numbers 3.2.0-20 are for the current kernel version and the others are 
used to make the system fetch a newer kernel version when it becomes 


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