we3 at sprynet.com
Tue Aug 24 14:39:37 CDT 2004
Well debian stable stays that way for a while so it's good for servers, and anything that you don't
want to upgrade that often.
As for the kernel and filesystem, you want to use the bf24 option when installing. Enter bf24 at the
intial boot screen if your using the boot cd, otherwise use the bf24 boot floppies.
That just tells debian to use the 2.4 kernel when installing and gives you the option to use
reiserfs, and I think ext3. Last I heard, Sarge was coming out next month. But I don't find that
likely. I'm betting March. Maybe December at the earliest. Anyway you can download a release
canidate of the new installer here http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
Ronald E. Petty wrote:
> I am new to Debian and was wondering a couple of things. Not to start a
> flame war, but what is the advantage to Debian? I just got it installed,
> messed up a couple of things on install (partitions that is, picked
> wrong place to boot from), however I am on the net.
> I noticed uname -a
> Linux debian 2.2.20-idepci #1 Sat Apr 20 12:45:19 EST 2002 i686 unknown
> So the kernel seems a bit dated, and I also noticed I installed ext2,
> didn't see ext3 as a choice.
> Do regular Debian users update to ex3/reiser? How about the kernel? What
> are my options for updating these things. I can redo the whole install,
> just wandering why it seems so dated? Is sarge coming soon? The
> installer was very retro in feel :).
> Debian newbie
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