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Number of kernels in /boot Fedora vs. Ubuntu

On 12/31/2010 02:36 PM, Tom Metro wrote:
> Dan Ritter wrote:
>> Assuming you're using grub, look at /etc/grub.conf:
>> ## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
>> ## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
>> ## alternative kernel options
>> ## e.g. howmany=3Dall
>> ##      howmany=3D7
> But that just controls how many show up in the menu, right?
> I think Jerry was asking more about how you manage the quantity of
> kernel packages that remain installed. My recollection is that there is=

> no automation for that on Debian/Ubuntu.
>  -Tom
Yes. The issue is a package manager issue. Derek pointed out the
Parameter for Red Hat-based systems that use yum. Since Ubuntu uses
apt/dpkg, there should be a parameter like that. The issue tents to be
more of a clutter issue.

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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