Delete the preview or stable version from the grub menu

I would like to know how to delete the stable version or preview, because unfortunately i uncheck preview and led to install all my packages representing a large size.

Therefore I have twice the packages in stable and preview. sorry if the terms are not correct i am a beginner. I also don't know if I'm on the right category.

I would also like to know how to compile your own nuclei from linux-xanmod or linux-cachyos-bore , to lighten the cores for example, the use I would have is programming and video games, so I would like to compile 2 nuclei, one to optimize for programming and the other for video games.

Thank you all I await your answers


Kernel: 6.3.1-1-cachyos-bore arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.1.1
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-cachyos-bore
root=UUID=0b71436d-4bda-4f48-a757-c601a269c847 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
loglevel=3 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 sysrq_always_enabled=1
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.9 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: HP product: Victus by HP Laptop 16-d0xxx v: N/A
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: HP model: 88F8 v: 88.56 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: AMI
v: F.21 date: 10/27/2022
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 70.1 Wh (100.0%) condition: 70.1/70.1 Wh (100.0%)
volts: 17.4 min: 15.4 model: HP Primary type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
status: full cycles: 3
Info: model: 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11400H bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Tiger Lake gen: core 11 level: v4 note: check built: 2020
process: Intel 10nm family: 6 model-id: 0x8D (141) stepping: 1
microcode: 0x42
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 480 KiB desc: d-6x48 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 7.5 MiB desc: 6x1.2 MiB
L3: 12 MiB desc: 1x12 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2535 high: 4080 min/max: 800/4500 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: performance cores: 1: 3557 2: 3877 3: 800
4: 2700 5: 2700 6: 2849 7: 4080 8: 802 9: 3377 10: 801 11: 2241 12: 2640
bogomips: 64512
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Device-1: Intel TigerLake-H GT1 [UHD Graphics] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-12.1 process: Intel 10nm built: 2020-21
ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1 bus-ID: 0000:00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9a68
class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA GA106M [GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile / Max-Q]
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: nvidia v: 530.41.03
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 530.xx+
status: current (as of 2023-03) arch: Ampere code: GAxxx
process: TSMC n7 (7nm) built: 2020-22 bus-ID: 0000:01:00.0
chip-ID: 10de:2520 class-ID: 0300
Device-3: Cheng Uei Precision Industry (Foxlink) HP Wide Vision HD Camera
type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 3-6:3 chip-ID: 05c8:03df class-ID: 0e02
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.8 with: Xwayland v: 23.1.1
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: nouveau
alternate: fbdev,intel,nv,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915 display-ID: :0
screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: BOE Display 0x08f6 built: 2019 res: 1920x1080
hz: 60 dpi: 137 gamma: 1.2 size: 355x200mm (13.98x7.87") diag: 407mm (16")
ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 23.0.3 renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (TGL GT1)
direct-render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-H HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl
alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl bus-ID: 0000:00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:43c8 class-ID: 0401
Device-2: NVIDIA GA106 High Definition Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 0000:01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:228e
class-ID: 0403
API: ALSA v: k6.3.1-1-cachyos-bore status: kernel-api with: aoss
type: oss-emulator tools: N/A
Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.70 status: active with: 1: wireplumber
status: active 2: pipewire-alsa type: plugin 3: pw-jack type: plugin
tools: pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 status: active with: pulseaudio-jack
type: module tools: pacat,pactl
Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
bus-ID: 0000:00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:43f0 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000
bus-ID: 0000:02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 3-14:4 chip-ID: 8087:0026 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Hardware-1: Intel Volume Management Device NVMe RAID Controller driver: vmd
v: 0.6 port: N/A bus-ID: 0000:00:0e.0 chip-ID: 8086:9a0b rev: class-ID: 0104
Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 101.28 GiB (21.2%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung
model: MZVL2512HCJQ-00BH1 size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: HPS3NGXH temp: 38.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-1: / raw-size: 233.91 GiB size: 233.91 GiB (100.00%)
used: 101.2 GiB (43.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%)
used: 84.8 MiB (33.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 233.91 GiB size: 233.91 GiB (100.00%)
used: 101.2 GiB (43.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 233.91 GiB size: 233.91 GiB (100.00%)
used: 101.2 GiB (43.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 233.91 GiB size: 233.91 GiB (100.00%)
used: 101.2 GiB (43.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.4 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2195 fan-2: 2385
Processes: 333 Uptime: 14m wakeups: 3 Memory: 7.4 GiB used: 3.42 GiB (46.3%)
Init: systemd v: 253 default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 13.1.1 clang: 15.0.7 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 2104 libs: 573
tools: gnome-software,octopi,pamac,paru pm: flatpak pkgs: 0 Shell: fish
v: 3.6.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.26
Garuda (2.6.16-1):
System install date:     2023-05-05
Last full system update: 2023-05-05
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut nvidia-dkms
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Failed units:

I don't really get what you write about "preview" and "stable". But as a rule of thumb: if, during install / uninstall of a package, pacman suggest to install/uninstall a huge amount of packages... better check if all is ok. You can still say "no" (N) after seeing the list of packages that are going to be installed/uninstalled.

For your second question, about the kernels... don't waste time with that. Not sure, what you expect to see, but any kernel sufficient for video games will be sufficient for programming. Select a kernel which works good for you and especially your hardware and stick with it. IMHO, optimizing performance using the kernel is wasted energy given the minimal effects it has and that it will change from time to time (kernel is changed all the time, old optimizations won't stay optimal).

And yeah, I read those threads, too, and found them interesting.


Please contact the kernel developers.


Why you want to delete the (which) stable version? Thats Garuda not the green M.


You do not know the terms but you install Garuda at

but first thing you changed is the kernel?