View Full Version : [SOLVED] boot manager getting clogged

January 19th, 2011, 02:03 PM
OK, I'm sure someone might have noticed this on their system, and it's probably something that happens by default.

When I first setup a couple days ago with a dual boot with Win7, the boot manager had a not so short list.

Basically, there were a few options for Ubuntu, and a few for Win7 as Win7 has several partitions for itself.

After installing a lot of updates there was one, which I think was a Kernel update, an extra couple of options for Ubuntu have appeared in the Boot Manager.

Now I have a list of 2 different Kernel versions in the choices. I'm currently selecting the most recent one, but what happens if there are more updates like this? Will I end up with a huge list in no time at all?

Frogs Hair
January 19th, 2011, 02:18 PM
Double Post

Frogs Hair
January 19th, 2011, 02:28 PM
When booting Ubuntu chose the most recent kernel option ( Highest Number ) . Some users suggest keeping two kernels to have another boot option if there is a problem.

The best option for removing old kernels I have found is the package cleaner on Ubuntu Tweak because it removes all related files at once VS tying to locate them in the synaptic package manager . http://ubuntu-tweak.com

January 19th, 2011, 03:13 PM
sorry for multiple posts. I click once on the post message button and everything goes haywire.

I've posted a more thorough message about this matter


Please can people respond to the new thread I put up.