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    is it safe to delete a kernel version?


    I am running Fedora 7 and have 2 kernel versions. The newer of them is giving me a few problems; when i use the older version, i can work fine. To delete the newer version, is it a matter of booting into the older version, deleting the folder containing the new version in /usr/src/kernels and removing the lines from the grub configuration file?
    I am pretty sure that this will work, but would like to have it confirmed before messing with it for the first time.


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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    Hi and Welcome !

    I would suggest you to boot up using older kernel and un-install newer kernel using Yum only.
    Newer kernel should work better that earlier. What problems are you getting with it?
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    Thanks for your help. the problem is Wifi, and making it work took a lot of configuring and testing, so i just prefer to work with the older version.

    with yum, is it ok to remove the newer version? I could only find information about removing older versions, so i don't know if people use it for the latest version.

    thanks again,

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    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    West Yorks
    If you do not need a kernel you can do the following
    #rpm -qa | grep -i kernel
    That will show you the list of kernels (and other kernel related packages you do not need). To uninstall the one/s you do not need, do
    #rpm -e kernel-VERSION
    To make sure that the kernel does not get upgraded to the latest one when you update your system using yum, edit /etc/yum.conf and add

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    Thanks for that - much appreciated, I will try that.


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