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Ateo
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:03 pm    Post subject: [Tip]: /lib/modules Reply with quote

Each time you change/upgrade kernels, the proccess of merging (or however one decides to install a new kernel) does not delete old kernel module directories.
Code:
ls -l /lib/modules

will show kernel specific modules. You can safely delete those that you don't need (by kernel version) to free up hard drive space. I freed about 500MG by doing this.

Be careful to not delete the entire module directory or you'll need to reinstall your modules (make modules_install install for 2.6 users).
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. I had modules in there from 2.6.5 ... Thanx, Ateo. You just helped me free up almost 200 M of space ^_^ ...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added info/reference to FAQ Forum entry.
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