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    Question Lots of options/OS versions in Grub - needed?

    After regular updates there is now a large number of options when Grub comes up. (Grub 1.98)
    I have two HDDs one with many versions of 10.04

    System.map-2.6.32-21-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-22-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-23-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-24-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-25-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-26-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-27-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-28-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-29-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-30-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-31-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-32-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-33-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-34-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-35-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-36-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-37-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-38-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-41-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-42-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-43-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-44-generic
    System.map-2.6.32-45-generic
    There is a similar list underneath for 12.04 LTS.
    Question is can I removed these old files from the boot folder as I will always select the latest version anyway.
    Last edited by HughJarse; February 9th, 2013 at 09:54 PM. Reason: more details

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    Re: Lots of options/OS versions in Grub - needed?

    Yes you can remove old kernels, most of the time old kernels are given to aid in any bad updates to the OS.
    You can even do it with ubuntu tweak.

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    Re: Lots of options/OS versions in Grub - needed?

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    Re: Lots of options/OS versions in Grub - needed?

    I will typically leave at least the previous kernel installed in case something goes wrong with the current one. That will gives you a backup plan.

    Some folks suggest two back.

    So get rid of the oldest and keep at least the previous one.
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    Re: Lots of options/OS versions in Grub - needed?

    Ok, next question. How and which files do you delete?
    I looked for 'tweak' but can't find it.

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