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#1 ndering

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Posted 20 June 2003 - 06:23 AM

hi

i'm running red hat 9 and just compiled a new kernel...

now I have two kernels I can boot from at GRUB boot loader, my new kernel works just fine, so my question is how do i get rid of the old kernel? i don't just want to remove it as a boot option from the grub.conf file, so should i just delete the old kernel image from /boot?

thx in advance!

#2 Norman

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Posted 20 June 2003 - 05:52 PM

What about removing the package of the old kernel using rpm ?

#3 GhostSong

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 03:51 PM

Greeetings,

You can try with rpm -e k_defltXXX.rpm --nodeps ( same for it's source )

Otherwise

ls /usr/src/ and rm the old ones ( proceed with caution )

you need to make sure about modules as well , be cautious with the <M> during your kernel's configuration as well

Check /lib/modules ( caution with these )

As for the menu you can easily get rid of the options you dont need by reconfiguring your boot Loader,check /etc/sysconfig/ as well

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#4 blueworm

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Posted 15 July 2003 - 06:35 PM

Ghostsong has explained it perfectly
As far as /lib/modules goes this is the actual contents of my /lib/modules
Code:
bash-2.05b$ pwd
/lib/modules
bash-2.05b$ ls
2.4.21  2.5.75  2.6.0-test1
bash-2.05b$

As you can see I have 3 kernels installed .
Simply deleat the kernel modules, of the kernel you no longer want.
for example
Code:
rm -Rf 2.5.75

You can do exactly the same in /usr/src

#5 visjes

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Posted 22 July 2003 - 03:40 AM

Don't forget, if you're using a multi-boot system, to clean up your boot configs and re-run either LILO or Grub boot installers.

Mike




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