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how to get rid of old kernel?

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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!

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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

 

Farewell

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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/modulesbash-2.05b$ ls2.4.21  2.5.75  2.6.0-test1bash-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

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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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