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Number of kernels in /boot Fedora vs. Ubuntu

On 12/31/2010 12:46 PM, Derek Atkins wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, December 31, 2010 12:35 pm, Jerry Feldman wrote:
>> I've mentioned this before. With Fedora 14 and previously with SuSE,
>> whenever I get a kernel update, the older kernel packages are
>> automatically removed so only the 3 most recent kernels (and modules)
>> are installed. Actually, while only 3 kernels are installed on my syst=
>> (I also have 3 old module directories from F13 with no content).
>> However on Ubuntu, (10.10) I actually have 5 kernels installed.
>> While this does not really cause any problems except possibly on an
>> upgrade, I was wondering if there is a parameter somewhere that
>> specifies the number of previous kernels. Certainly one can manage thi=
>> through yum (Fedora) and dpkg (Ubuntu). On fedora, /etc/sysconfig/kern=
>> tells the system that the latest kernel should be the default. The
>> Fedora and Suse strategy to keep the previous 2 kernels seems to be a
>> reasonable strategy. Does Ubuntu (Debian) just have a different strate=
>> with a different number of prior kernels, or do they just keep adding =
>> when there is a new kernel update.
> On Fedora /etc/yum.conf has the following setting:
> installonly_limit=3D3
> This is where the '3' comes from.
Thanks Derek. That is exactly what I was looking for. Ubuntu/Debian most
likely has a similar parameter.

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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