how to get rid of old kernel?
Posted 20 June 2003 - 06:23 AM
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!
Posted 15 July 2003 - 03:51 PM
You can try with rpm -e k_defltXXX.rpm --nodeps ( same for it's source )
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
Posted 15 July 2003 - 06:35 PM
As far as /lib/modules goes this is the actual contents of my /lib/modules
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.
rm -Rf 2.5.75
You can do exactly the same in /usr/src