Fhealy at aol.com
Fhealy at aol.com
Tue Aug 24 20:46:16 CDT 2004
Here is why I like Debian. 1. Good reputation for noncommercial
distribution (lots of other distributions are based on debian). 2. Runs well on older
hardware. 3. Apt-get is easy to use for installing packages and security
updates. 4. Debian stable has been steadily supported.
That said, there are a lot of quirks to Debian. If you downloaded and
installed from CD images, you must boot from CD-5 to get the 2.4 kernel and ext-3
during the install. Once you install, you must upgrade from the boot floppy
(their name for the CDs) kernel. Installing debian is just like the old days
(pre RedHat 6). You need to know your hardware and the kernel drivers to
install. Once you get used to this, you have a nice stable system that's easy to
update, runs well, and is a lot like Redhat 7.3 (familiar and still supported).
In a message dated 8/24/04 1:25:44 PM Central Daylight Time,
repett0 at unigeek.com writes:
> Subj: [LUNI] debian??
> Date: 8/24/04 1:25:44 PM Central Daylight Time
> From: repett0 at unigeek.com
> Reply-to: luni at luni.org
> To: luni at luni.org
> Sent from the Internet
> 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
> Linux Users Of Northern Illinois - Technical Discussion
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