How can I change the number of kernels retained when updating in Fedora?

When running ‘dnf update’ the system will only keep 3 of the previous kernel versions installed. Once I attempt to install the 4th update then dnf wants to remove the oldest installed kernel (first in, first out). How can I increase or decrease the number of available/installed kernels?


Edit the file /etc/dnf/dnf.conf, changing the numeric value in installonly_limit=3 to a number of your choice.

Be aware that if you increase the number too high then you run the risk of filling up the /boot partition.


Very handy. Never thought about this, but this makes going back very easy. :+1:

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