[CentOS] Cleaning up the boot partition
heller at deepsoft.com
Tue Jan 26 17:39:54 UTC 2010
At Tue, 26 Jan 2010 18:20:23 +0100 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:
> Robert Heller wrote:
> > At Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:31:02 -0800 CentOS mailing list<centos at centos.org> wrote:
> >> I get this error:
> >> No Packages marked for removal
> > (Was anything else displayed, like maybe dependency issues?)
> > rm /boot/*2.6.9-42* /boot/*2.6.9-55*
> > will also work (but check in /boot/grub/grub.conf!). Maybe somehow
> not sure that's a good idea...
It might make sense *as a last resort*, partitularly if something odd
happened -- I mentioned several: rpm -e might have failed somehow, a fresh
reinstall without reformatting /boot, a backup/restore, etc. All of
these could result in the kernels *appearing* to be 'installed', but not
'visible' to rpm/yum. In which case rpm/yum won't remove them.
> the OP just has tons of installed kernels, he has to uninstall the
> superfluous packages - using rpm, not rm.
YES, of course, unless rpm 'believes' that the kernels are NOT
installed (not in rpm's database for some reason).
> rpm -q kernel
> will list all installed kernels
> then keep the 2 or 3 most recent (including the currently running one,
> this is a safety in case you can't boot the newer kernels)
> meaning, for each kernel except the ones you want to keep, do an rpm -e
> or yum remove.
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