Hoping for some verification before I proceed.
An alt kernel was installed side by side with the current mainstream kernel during an experimental NIC driver install. Unfortunately, since the experiment failed I would now like to remove all traces of the alt kernel since it was given a version ahead of the current main version and I would like to avoid all possibilities of contention should a future kernel upgrade use the experimental alt kernel’s version number.
Can the alt kernel be removed safely by simply removing all files with that version in the filename in the /boot/ directory, then modify the GRUB bootloader to no longer point to the alt kernel files? The directory /usr/src is empty so I assume that the experimental kernel was built using the same kernel sources as the mainstream kernel so nothing there needs to be removed.
So, in my situation you can see by the following that kernel versions are installed
Current mainstream kernel (I want to keep)
**Alt experimental kernel **(I want to purge)
Contents of /boot/
SuSEbox:/boot # ls
PS. And I suppose it might always be safer to actually move the files to a backup location instead of deleting altogether…