View Full Version : [ubuntu] Upgrading question about kernal

May 6th, 2008, 04:12 PM
Two quick questions

If I upgrade from 7.10 to 8.04 will the kernal update completely or will I have 2 kernals? I've heard of people with other distros having remenants of the old kernal after an upgrade.

Also if I remove the Windows partition can I set my current Linux partition to "take over" the unused space without having to reinstall?

May 6th, 2008, 04:18 PM
I'm not 100% sure

But if the upgrade works you should only have 1 Kernal listed. There is usualy only 2 listed when the update is running to let you boot in to a known working Kernal if the upgrade fails.

saying that I upgraded the kernal from:

Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic
Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-17-generic

A few days ago and I still have both listed in the Boot menu. I seee no real harm in having both.

As for taking over the hard drive.

Best bet is top use a live CD to remove the windows partition and use 'Parted' to expand the linux partition (or create a separate '/Home' partition so you don't loose everything if your install goes belly up) :)

There are a few posts in the Forum on how to move your '/Home' folder to a separate partition.