Archive for the ‘grub’ Category
Apparently, I’m on my third release of Gutsy. How do I know? Well, when I boot up, Grub has 6 entries for Ubuntu. There’s a regular entry and a recovery entry for each version of Ubuntu that’s installed. This is yet another difference between Linux and Windows. Apparently, you can have different versions of the OS installed at the same time and switch between them.
Anyway, I have no desire to do such so, I found a little help to clean all that grubbiness out of Grub (not to mention saving some space on my hard drive!).
So all you need to do according to a comment on this howtogeek post, you just need to run Synaptic package manager and search for everything called “linux-image” and see what’s installed. You’ll notice your good friends, the old versions of Ubuntu happily installed. Anyway, select them for complete removal and you’ll save a couple hundred megs of hard drive space.
While you’re at it, according to arsgeek all you need to do is run sudo apt-get autoclean to get rid of other cruft that’s old and no longer needed. I tried the deborphan stuff on that page and it did not seem to do anything. The autoclean worked like a charm though.