- Release Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia 64-bit
- Kernel Linux 4.15.0-30-generic x86_64
- MATE 1.18.0
- MATE 1.18.0
- Intel® Core™ i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4
Everything seems to be working pretty well but I'd like to clean up my list of available kernels in Update Manager/kernels. At present I have
representatives of kernel families 4.4 4.8 4.10 4.11 4.13 and 4.15
At the moment my update manager shows available updates for 18.104.22.168 and 4.15.0-33.36~16.04.1
Part of my problem is trying to fathom the (il)logic of the kernel numbering system. If I understand it correctly the way I listed my available kernels
ranging from 4.4 thru 4.15 the 4.4 family is the oldest and the 4.15 is the most recent. I don't want to get rid of everything other than whatever kernel
I maintain but it seems like it would be safe, and probably prudent , to get rid of all the 4.4 4.8 4.10 and 4.11 entries and the accept the upgrade
to the 4.15.0 entry currently in my update manager.
However since both of the available upgrades are designated a priority "4" or potentially dangerous, I'm inclined to just stay with the 4.15.0-30 kernel after
getting rid of all the excess baggage. Of all the 4.4 4.8 4.10 and 4.11 kernels list only one is "installed". Can I remove all the references to these old kernels?
Could this procedure possibly be dangerous?