Howto get rid of old kernels

John Nichel john at
Mon May 3 17:55:54 UTC 2004

John Fleming wrote:
> How do I get rid of old kernels and their listing in the graphical boot
> screen?  They were all installed using yum or up2date, so I assume I can
> remove them with either of those.  Will that remove them from the boot
> screen too?  Tnx - John

rpm -qa | grep kernel

Will show you the kernel's that you currently have installed, then you 

rpm -e kernel-2.x.x.....

for all the ones you want to get rid of.  This will also delete their 
entry from grub.

John C. Nichel
john at

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