Remove old kernel entries in GRUB with Ubuntu Tweak

Redundant kernel entries keep on adding up in the GRUB as you update your Ubuntu installation and you may find it odd to see so many entries every time you boot your machine. Ubuntu Tweak is a cool and handy application that can be used to remove redundant kernel entries from the GRUB. It has got a bunch of other options too.


First let us have a look at installing Ubuntu Tweak on your 11.04, 10.10 or 10.04 installation.

Open terminal and type the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

After installation, you can find it under system tools in the main menu

Launch Ubuntu Tweak and locate the tab ‘Package Cleaner’


You can clean packages, cache, config, PPA and of course those redundant kernels. There are a bunch of other handy options in Ubuntu Tweak. Discover them for yourself and post your comments.

3 Replies to “Remove old kernel entries in GRUB with Ubuntu Tweak”

  1. This is working great, I was uneasy about the removal of kernels, and Ubuntu has kept stacking new kernels so I had over 5 Linux kernels on my netbook. so I was waiting for an easy direct solution. Looks great too. Thank you!!

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