Xubuntu / Ubuntu remove all old kernels

While installing the new VMware guest program on my Xubuntu VM I noticed the installer working on a large number of old and kernel files. I tried to get the number of old kernels and remove them by script.

To see old kernel files:

To see the currently used kernel:

There is a nice script to automatically remove old kernels and retaining a number of more recent kernels. The script is part of the bikeshed package:

After installing you can call the script

 

Here is a screenshot of how it actually works:

purge old kernels

purge old kernels

 

Source: Lubuntu/Documentation/RemoveOldKernels

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