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Dear Community!
I need it to do it automagically:
In the "old days" I just installed the startupmanager and set that that it automaticly only leaved the last 2 fresh kernels, so even if a kernel update came, it did it by itself and I don't had to care about it!
How could I set this on Ubuntu 10.04 WITH GRUB2?
CLI or GUI solution - it doesn't matter
Thank you!

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I had the same problem, what I found was "grub-customizer" which helps in a different way than startupmanager, but it also configures what you want if you decide to use BURG instead of GRUB.

Open the terminal and run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

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The you can find the launcher Applications >System Tools >Grub Customizer

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What is the package name of the Grub customizer? –  LanceBaynes Apr 28 '11 at 15:45
    
Hello @LanceBaynes, the "grub-customizer" require you to add it's repository. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer –  Papiux Apr 28 '11 at 16:36

dpkg --get-selections | grep linux-image | grep install | grep -v deinstall | sort | head -n-3 > installedkernels

Should get you a list of kernels not including the last 2 and the pseudo-package for current. You could then cut the first field and feed it to sudo apt-get -y remove

Disclaimer: I am not a fan of automagically doing anything with kernels, so I won't provide the full cut and paste code. A bit of man cut and man cronshould get you the rest of the way there.

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Thank you very much! –  LanceBaynes Apr 28 '11 at 15:46

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