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> Number Of Kernels Left On System By Default
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 Posted: Apr 14 2011, 12:10 PM
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In yum.conf there is a line 'installonly_limit=3'
Does that refer to the (default) number of kernels left on the system ?

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That looks like an improvement over CentOs. On 5.X at one time I had like 5 or 6. I manually deleted the excess and manually fixed menu.lst. I at one time had grub2 on Kubuntu 10.04 which will detect all vmlinuz and initrd on your machine, but backed up to grub, and put a note on the grub message reminding me where menu.lst is. When I get a new kernel, I use sudo or su (editor) and go to sda8 to fix the menu.lst.

Ditto for /etc/fstab when I add a distro to fix the UUID mess.

Oh, yes, once deleting the excess I deleted the kernel/initrd that Grub called out, so could not boot. I had to boot to another distro, and fix the menu.lst.

I believe with SL 6 LiveUSB, I can do fix such mistakes via LIveUSB.

I read on an SL6 page that the Live CD includes a number or rescue functions, including testdisk which I learned about when I stupidly loaded the boot loader on the desktop, to sda1, not sda. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2835777/BangHead1.gif
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