View Full Version : [ubuntu] linux boot.ini equivalent

March 10th, 2010, 01:15 AM
I have a lot of different kernels showing up when in GRUB 2. How do I get it to stop showing me the ones I don't need? I have kernels dating back to around -15 or -16, but now I use 20... I see reason for having a few extra in case of issues, but not so many that my windows xp is almost not shown due to too many to display...

March 10th, 2010, 03:48 AM
It is a good idea to keep the 2 newest kernels in case one goes south then you can boot into the other kernel.

To remove the ones you don't want go to System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager. Mark for Complete Removal:


Click Apply at top toolbar to apply.

Just substitute the kernel #'s that you actually want to remove. This will uninstall them and remove the packages from cache.

Next open a terminal and run
sudo update-grubto refresh grub.cfg thus your GRUB menu at boot.

March 10th, 2010, 02:46 PM
thanks. is there a way to just hide things? or do i need to remove it if i don't want it? i reduced my things to -19 and -20, i had stuff going back to -15... so thanks.