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Thread: Upgrading question about kernal

  1. #1
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    Upgrading question about kernal

    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?

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    Re: Upgrading question about kernal

    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
    to
    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.
    Last edited by solitaire; May 6th, 2008 at 04:20 PM. Reason: added in partition stuff..
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