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I am not new to linux but I am new today to Debian. I absoultely love it. I downloaded the 3.0 r1 iso 1 and installed the rest over the network. My question is this. What are the capabilities of apt-get besides installing application packages. I mean can it be used to do security updates to the os?
The only thing I did not like about debian is the partitioning of the hd. I would have liked for this to have more hand holding for me.
The partition type is the same for most common Linux file systems (ext2fs, ext3fs, reiserfs, etc) - 83 (Linux). So that's what you choose when partitioning your disks. Later on you choose what file system you want to use.
I don't recall really but I believe you may have to boot the Woody installer CD with "bf24" to use the 2.4.18 kernel in order for the file system type chooser to appear. Somebody please correct me?
So I type bf24 and then press enter at the installer for debian? I downloaded the 3.0 r1 iso 1 disk. This will install the 2.4.18 kernel? I thought the kernel version was a bit low when I installed debian.
That's correct. And in case you happen to install ext2 in the installation phase, you can convert them to ext3 by saying: 'tune2fs -j /dev/hdXX' (where XX is your partition) and editing the /etc/fstab by changing 'ext2' to 'ext3'.
You can also install new kernel afterwards by issuing 'apt-get install kernel-image-2.4.18-1-TYPE' , where TYPE is one of 386,586tsc,686,686-smp,k6 or k7 (see /proc/cpuinfo to pick correct one).
Yeah got the apt-get working and doing it's updates. Debian is Great!
I installed proftpd and had it running it seconds instead of an hour on redhat. I figured out the partition thing after i installed it on a couple of other machines. I guess it just wasn't real intuitive to me.
All in all great distro especially when using the bf24 switch.