I have just installed my ati graphics card driver via suse’s 1-click-install.
On my next restart I had in addition to my usual three boot options the following:
debug, suse-pae and suse-pae-failsafe.
What do they mean, are they necessary and can I safely remove them (at least from my boot screen)?
Well, I suggest to simply uninstall any kernel you do not use. It’s a waste of HD-space to keep Kernels (and kernel-sources as well?) when you never use them, right? Makes updates a waste of time as well… Keep the pae or the default, kick out anything else, the GRUB-entries should be edited automatically.
Sorry, but I don’t quite get why caf4926 suggests to keep for example kernel-sources - do you compile kernels? Do you develop software? If not, these packages are not needed. Same with the debug-kernel - there is no reason for keeping it. Also I never even had ‘kernel-syms’ on my system, is there any reason to recommend that to gilap, caf4926?
In case YaST complains about unmet dependencies when uninstalling a kernel, please post the exact error-messages.
08:27 hoppers:/home/kalle # zypper in virtualbox
Lese installierte Pakete...
Die folgenden NEUEN Pakete werden installiert:
Gesamtgröße des Herunterladens: 9,2 M. Nach der Operation werden zusätzlich 34,3 M genutzt.
Again, what would she need a debug-kernel for?
No offense meant, but I do not like to read counsels like these, kay?
My apologies, 'kernel-syms is needed to run VirtualBox, but then again: it would have been installed before the new entries were added in the boot-menu. As I said: ask before giving such special advices.