Multiple kernel versions

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Multiple kernel versions

Post by snowflake » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:14 am

mnm, this is probably noobish
I’ve used distros that keep multiple kernel versions, usually easily selected in grub, is this erm..a thing?
& if it is,is there a good a reason why this isn't done in Mint?
& if it is a good thing to do, how do you manually do it?
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Re: Multiple kernel versions

Post by Pjotr » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:22 am

They are being kept in Mint as well. Unlimited even, so you're likely to carry around a lot of useless kernel garbage after a year or so.

Clean it up like this, in one stroke:
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(item 9.1, right column)
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Re: Multiple kernel versions

Post by snowflake » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:42 am

yeah you're right, I found em, "advanced options for mint" in grub
heres another one, why would I want to clean it up?

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Re: Multiple kernel versions

Post by Moem » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:50 am

Because they take up space on your harddisk. It's good to have one spare kernel that you know to work with your hardware; there is no reason to keep five or more.
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Re: Multiple kernel versions

Post by Lord Boltar » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:45 am

How to find you Linux Kernel Version

In the terminal type in

uname -r

for all kernels listed on your machine

dpkg --list | grep linux-image

There will be three status in the listed kernel images:

rc: means it has already been removed.
ii: means installed, eligible for removal. but keep the latest one
iU: DON’T REMOVE. It means not installed, but queued for install in apt.


I remove old kernels through the Synaptic Package Manager search for the below

linux-headers

linux-image

linux-modules
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