I am currently using 2.6.32-37 with 2.6.32-36 as a backup. I have various files & dirs (/boot /lib/firmware /lib/modules /usr/share/doc /usr/src /var/lib/dpkg/info /var/lib/initramfs-tools) that contain remnants of 2.6.32-24 thru 2.6.32-35.

Can these old files & dirs be removed from my system?


If you have Synaptic installed you can search for "linux-image" and remove the unwanted kernel versions that way.

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If what you're trying to do is removing previous versions of kernels and headers you may want to use Ubuntu Tweak. Try installing it with:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

Or from your Ubuntu Software Center. You can also clean your packages, cache, config and PPAs with this tool.

Here's a screenshot to whet your appetite:

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    I am using Lynx. I will install when I go to 12.04. – Dennis Borgeson Jan 4 '12 at 18:29

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