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andrewwg94
November 12th, 2008, 02:15 AM
I just did a clean hardy install, and it asked me to update as usual, and after it was finished, my GRUB menu looked like this:

Ubutu 8.04.1, Linux Kernel blah blah blah
Ubutu 8.04.1, Linux Kernel blah blah blah (recovery mode)
Ubutu 8.04.1, Linux Kernel blah blah blah
Ubutu 8.04.1, Linux Kernel blah blah blah
Ubutu 8.04.1, Linux Kernel blah blah blah (recovery mode)
Other Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows XP Homme Edition

tuxxy
November 12th, 2008, 02:17 AM
Its the different kernals, each one will be different kernal but launch Ubuntu.

andrewwg94
November 12th, 2008, 02:21 AM
Its the different kernals, each one will be different kernal but launch Ubuntu.

why do i need an old linux kernel?

Miljet
November 12th, 2008, 02:47 AM
It's a good idea to keep at least two of the latest kernels just in case the newer one causes problems. You can always drop back to the older one. You can remove all the others, but the space they occupy is very minimal and usually not worth the trouble unless you are really, really strapped for disk space.
That said, you don't have to look at all those kernels each time you boot. Just edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst file. Find the line that says "# howmany=all." Change the "all" to the number of kernels that you want to display.
Have fun.

zvacet
November 12th, 2008, 04:03 AM
Go to the synaptic and in search box type linux-image.You will find all your kernels.Leave two with higher number and remove others.

SunnyRabbiera
November 12th, 2008, 04:09 AM
why do i need an old linux kernel?

Well its there just in case you have hardware issues.
But dont worry just because more then one kernel is listed doesnt mean your system is cluttered :D