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Old 10th March 2006, 04:15 PM
Ridgerunner Offline
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Deleting kernel files

I have been running my server for about a year now and I have been using Yum to update it regularly. I have been noticing that my boot file is starting to fill up. My question is, what and how should I delete in there?

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Old 10th March 2006, 04:53 PM
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You can go in and remove all unused kernel files that are not pretinant to your current kernel Ie your older kerenel and initrid files.

however, I generally save my last two kernels that i have been happy with. It is nice to have at least one good known kernel to fall back on.

If room isnt a problem you can leave them as well
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Old 10th March 2006, 05:07 PM
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If you used you, just issue the following command "rpm -qa | grep kernel" and see what comes up. Once you have a list of kernels you want to remove you can issue the "rpm -e <name>" without the brackets. I list them so I can just select the kernel name and paste is after the rpm -e command. Some kernels are close in name and numbers, so make sure you do not remove your live kernel!

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Old 10th March 2006, 10:18 PM
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Thank you both!!
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