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    several Ubuntu to start

    i have on my computer Ubuntu and Windows. And there are several different versions of Ubuntu, but they are not installed by me. I don't know why. Can somebody show me how can i delete several of them?

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    Penguin of trust elija's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cswb View Post
    there are several different versions of Ubuntu, but they are not installed by me.
    I'm not sure what you mean. Are these appearing on your boot menu?
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    The current version is Ubuntu 11.10, but each of the versions are supported for 18 months (except the LTS versions for 3-5 years, the current LTS is 10.04, and 12.04 is to be released later this month), so they overlap a bit.

    The other thing you might be thinking of is the different "flavors" of Ubuntu Linux, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu (for students), Mythbuntu (multimedia), Ubuntu Studio, etc. These are "spins" of Ubuntu that are optimized for a particular desktop environment or a particular suite of applications.

    To which are you referring? The "flavors" or the version numbers?

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    Are you referring to the menu at boot listing several kernels to choose from?
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    Or perhaps the OP is referring to several versions of the kernel of one single Ubuntu installation.

    @cswb, what do you see at the grub menu? If you are running Ubuntu 11.10, for example, your first meny entry would probably be "Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-17-generic", then the same for recovery mode, and then entries for earlier kernel versions under "Previous Linux Versions". The first entry under Previous Linux Versions for me is "Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-16-generic".

    If you are referring to several versions of the kernel, yes you did install them when you did routine updates to the system, although you may not have noticed this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean. Are these appearing on your boot menu?
    yes. That's is annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cswb View Post
    yes. That's is annoying.
    How are they labelled?
    Safe Mode? Memtest+? Different kernel numbers?
    If so, I'm assuming that the top entry is the one that you are booting to?

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    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    If there has been a kernel update recently, then you may have several versions of Ubuntu to choose from. If you no longer require the old kernels uninstall them using a package manager like apt or its GUI interface Synaptic.

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    If you're referring to different kernels being shown in the grub boot menu, here's a link. It should work if you have a system >= 9.10
    Last edited by gokurab; 04-09-2012 at 03:30 AM.

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    Thanks you all. Succeeded.

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