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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bladesy,

Yes, its safe to remove the old kernel now the new one is tested.

Every now and again, everyone makes a dud kernel. The idea of keeping a few old ones in the kernel menu is that it allows you to fix a dud without reaching for a liveCD.
I use lvm on top of raid5, so its not trivial to get started wint a liveCD.

Oh another reason. I use Virtualbox. At the moment, I can't get it to run on kernels more recent than 3.16.x, so I need to keep an old kernel for that, until I get around to fixing it.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reinstall worked as expected, so I'm able to launch my terminal now. The package name for urxvt is rxvt-unicode, which I got from x11-terms. I guess the last step in this process is removing the old kernel?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bladesy,

Don't be in too much of a hurry to remove the old kernel but you can if you want to.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much for all your help, my system is working perfectly now. Is there any proceedure for marking a thread as finished?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bladesy,

You can edit the title of the your original post to include [solved] if you wish.
You can only edit your own posts.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll do that now, thanks again.
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