GRUB boot loader

Asked by Mathew Roy on 2009-11-28

Hi all,
Every time I update my ubuntu. A new option comes up in the grub boot loader. It displays the older versions of kernel!. I want to see the only the latest one and delete the older versions shown. Hw do I do that?
I have also another trouble!. When I boot normally, the splash screen does not appear only!. The OS works fine but just that the boot screen is missing. The boot screen works fine with the live CD.
I installed UBUNTU in other computers!. but it just works fine on the other computers!..
plz help me out

my system hardware
Processor :-intel pentium 4, 2.8ghz
RAM :-512Mb DDR1
mother brd:-intel 845 GVSR (inbuilt graphics of 64Mb)

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Solved by:
marcobra (Marco Braida)
Solved:
2009-12-22
Last query:
2009-12-22
Last reply:
2009-12-04

Simply removing the installed old kernels from the system without touching the working one will remove the unwanted rows from grub menu.
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you can remove old kernel versions in Synaptic package manager and searching "linux-image".

I think it is always better to have 2 kernel so if one gives you problems you can always return the previous.

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You can also use a little app (for Ubuntu 32 bits) that i wrote from myself to optimize Firefox and to do my usual Ubuntu optimization on all pc tha i install...

Please download from http://www.elart.it/ubuntu/mb_ubuntu_optimizer/index_en.php

Then open a terminal from Applications → Accessories → Terminal make the file executable by typing:

chmod 700 mb_ubuntu_optimizer-114

then maximize terminal window and run it:

./mb_ubuntu_optimizer-114

It analyze the system and suggest you terminal commands to copy and paste to remove unused old installed kernels

To run the suggested terminal commands open another terminal window ( we call this terminal B ) and right click on the just opened terminal window top caption title and select "Always on top"

Now copy one row a time from terminal A the proposed suggestion and paste the row into terminal B and press enter

Please ask here if you are in trouble with it...

Hth

Mathew Roy (mathewroy007) said : #2

Thanx for the help!..
But I am a bit confused!..
When I searched the "linux image" in synanptic, a list appeared!. It had linux image, linux header an so on!. Should I remove the "linux header" too? I am also afraid to remove the linux image, because I just dont know which is the current linux image!.

Plz help me..

Mathew please try my app... ./mb_ubuntu_optimizer-114

Hope this helps

Mathew Roy (mathewroy007) said : #4

Hi dude I cannot download your program!.. The torrent does not seem to be working!..Can u plz give me a direct download link!. Can u plz give me the code too?.

If you can reach torrent download... due your settings or your provider settings please send me a private message using launchpad https://launchpad.net/%7Emarcobra/+contactuser i will give you a direct link...

Hope this helps

Mathew Roy (mathewroy007) said : #6

Thanks marcobra (Marco Braida), that solved my question.