Did that, and verified. The new kernel appears to be working fine. After letting Synaptic remove the old kernel, I found that there was still an
"extra" boot section (into the new kernel) at the end of /boot/grub/menu.lst. there does not seem to be any need for this, so I commented it out, and everything works fine, with only the Linux 2011, the failsafe, and the 2 other os's showing on the boot screen. Thanx for all the assistance.
Gradually I learn. --doug
So, SOLVED, again!