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    Default alot of kernels

    hi an update wants to install a kernel patch but it says it needs 10MB on my boot partition or something so rpm -qa | grep ker | sort

    returns

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    kernel-debug-2.6.27.19-3.2.1                                                    
    kernel-debug-base-2.6.27.19-3.2.1                                               
    kernel-debug-extra-2.6.27.19-3.2.1                                              
    kernel-default-2.6.27.29-0.1.1                                                  
    kernel-default-base-2.6.27.29-0.1.1
    kernel-default-extra-2.6.27.29-0.1.1
    kernel-pae-2.6.27.29-0.1.1
    kernel-pae-base-2.6.27.29-0.1.1
    kernel-pae-extra-2.6.27.29-0.1.1
    kernel-trace-2.6.27.19-3.2.1
    kernel-trace-base-2.6.27.19-3.2.1
    kernel-trace-extra-2.6.27.19-3.2.1
    do I realy need all these it happened when I installed fglrx how can I delete if I don't need them and what are they

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    Default Re: alot of kernels

    are you 32 bit or 64?
    how much RAM do you have

    then we can advise
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    are you 32 bit or 64?
    how much RAM do you have
    Clearly 32 bit (there is no kernel-pae for 64 bit).

    RAM is of minor importance, pae should be used if the CPU supports it (hint: "NX bit").

    So a

    Code:
    grep -i pae /proc/cpuinfo
    is important.

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    Default Re: alot of kernels

    Quote Originally Posted by bananaoomarang View Post
    Code:
    kernel-debug-2.6.27.19-3.2.1                                                    
    kernel-debug-base-2.6.27.19-3.2.1                                               
    kernel-debug-extra-2.6.27.19-3.2.1                                              
    kernel-default-2.6.27.29-0.1.1                                                  
    kernel-default-base-2.6.27.29-0.1.1
    kernel-default-extra-2.6.27.29-0.1.1
    kernel-pae-2.6.27.29-0.1.1
    kernel-pae-base-2.6.27.29-0.1.1
    kernel-pae-extra-2.6.27.29-0.1.1
    kernel-trace-2.6.27.19-3.2.1
    kernel-trace-base-2.6.27.19-3.2.1
    kernel-trace-extra-2.6.27.19-3.2.1
    do I realy need all these it happened when I installed fglrx how can I delete if I don't need them and what are they
    No. As you see there is a sets of "triple bundles". In common (typical) case you'll need 3 kernel-default* packages.

    But I don't remember in which situations you should use PAE extensions: I worked last 6 years only w/64-bit systems

    Kernel-debug* and kernel-trace* bundles are IMHO mainly for debugging.

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    Default Re: alot of kernels

    here is the output of grep -i pae /proc/cpuinfo


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    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm pbe constant_tsc up arch_perfmon bts pni monitor tm2 xtpr
    should I delete them to get this kernel patch and why do I need them could you give me some example for the pae kernels are they like failsafe and will it help if I delete them and how can I n00b talk please

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    Default Re: alot of kernels

    do this in a terminal first:

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    uname -a
    post result
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    uname -a outputs

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    Linux linux-0za5 2.6.27.29-0.1-default #1 SMP 2009-08-15 17:53:59 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

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    Default Re: alot of kernels

    All you need to keep are:

    kernel-default-2.6.27.29-0.1.1
    kernel-default-base-2.6.27.29-0.1.1
    kernel-default-extra-2.6.27.29-0.1.1

    Delete all the others
    keep ignoring the errors until you have marked them all to go
    then it should check ok
    It may still warn about deleting blah..blah
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    how could I delete them easily should I just rm them from the src directory or is there an rpm command or something

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    Default Re: alot of kernels

    found rpm -e command will do thanks

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