[CentOS] Should I be worried?

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Wed Mar 4 15:44:08 UTC 2009


On Wed, 2009-03-04 at 14:38 -0800, Todd Cary wrote:
> Bill -
> 
> Thank you!  My boot partition does not have any space available.  Now
> there are what appears to be many files in there that are not needed,
> *but* with my sparse knowledge, I am reluctant to start erasing them.
> 
> Here is a sample:
> 
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root 1310809 Mar 17  2008
> initrd-2.6.9-67.0.7.EL.img
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root 1296959 Mar 17  2008
> initrd-2.6.9-67.0.7.ELsmp.img
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root 1310005 Dec 18  2007 initrd-2.6.9-67.EL.img
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root 1296326 Dec 18  2007 initrd-2.6.9-67.ELsmp.img
> 
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root  759989 Feb  3  2008
> System.map-2.6.9-67.0.4.EL
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root  776963 Feb  3  2008
> System.map-2.6.9-67.0.4.ELsmp
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root  760171 Mar 15  2008
> System.map-2.6.9-67.0.7.EL
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root  777145 Mar 15  2008
> System.map-2.6.9-67.0.7.ELsmp
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root  759989 Nov 16  2007 System.map-2.6.9-67.EL
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root  776963 Nov 16  2007 System.map-2.6.9-67.ELsmp
> 
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root 1518757 Feb  3  2008 vmlinuz-2.6.9-67.0.4.EL
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root 1458782 Feb  3  2008
> vmlinuz-2.6.9-67.0.4.ELsmp
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root 1518936 Mar 15  2008 vmlinuz-2.6.9-67.0.7.EL
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root 1459052 Mar 15  2008
> vmlinuz-2.6.9-67.0.7.ELsmp
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root 1518693 Nov 16  2007 vmlinuz-2.6.9-67.EL
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root 1458902 Nov 16  2007 vmlinuz-2.6.9-67.ELsmp
> 
> I would assume that the older vmlinuz files can be removed as well as
> the other old files.
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the proper way to handle the removal is via rpm

rpm -e kernel-2.6.9-67.EL kernel-2.6.9-67.ELsmp

Craig



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