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Old 03-15-2013, 11:22 AM   #16
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I haven't got the chance to even burn the image yet.
I'm not even sure if I install debian. I think I will, if I can't get FreeBSD
working soon.

I just wanted to see what debian is like nowadays, and if ir runs OK on my HW.
I used to have Etch quite some time ago, but run into problems with it
(allowed the recommended updates) when it updated to Lenny.

For dual boot with Vista I had to use the alternate install, but the updating
half-updated Grub in the beginning of Linux partition to Grub2 on MBR,
and then nothing booted. I got kind of pissed, when I lost the manually installed
Ralink WiFi driver, since that was the only network connection. I had the machine upstairs
when the ADSL-modem and WiFi station were downstairs.

I guess I'm wiser now, and I think that Debian has changed in that respect too, so
that kinds of problems are probably in the past now.
Now I got the DVD burned, and I tested it in Thinkpad T400. Looks good, so the DVD seems to be OK.
During the weekend I guess I'll try it in the target machine.
 
Old 03-15-2013, 03:12 PM   #17
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No. The Live DVD doesn't come up with my target machine.
The same error as before with the T400-tested DVD.

Why is it that Debian always hates my HW?
 
Old 03-15-2013, 04:48 PM   #18
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@Ztcoracat: Debian squeeze is "Debian 6" that's all you need to know - the 6.0.x point releases are irrelevant as once you update - as you should regularly (i.e. once week) - you will be running whatever are the latest versions of packages.

The 6.0.x releases really only refer to the iso images. Think of them as "update roll ups"... they cannot release different iso images without bumping the version.
Got it; thanks
 
Old 03-15-2013, 04:58 PM   #19
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No. The Live DVD doesn't come up with my target machine.
The same error as before with the T400-tested DVD.

Why is it that Debian always hates my HW?
This exact same error?
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cat: can't open '/sys/block/*/removable': No such file or directory
If so: I looked up that error and a man at Linux Mint found the way around it-
I've tried 4 times to go back to that page and for whatever the reason my brower is not responsing Mint website must be overly busy- Glad I wrote down the instructions:
Try select start Debian ('compatibility mode')
Hit the Tab Key to allow you to edit the boot options.
Hit the backspace key twice (x2) to remove the 2 --hyphens
Next type
nonmodeset
Hit Enter
This should allow you to be able to install Debian

Is this a laptop and if so is it a Dell? Sony? Toshiba? or a Lenovo?
So I can look it up-
 
Old 03-15-2013, 05:28 PM   #20
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Ztcoracat, thanks for the effort, but I decided to go with Linux Mint.
It's running quite smoothly now.
My system is a desktop with GA-B75M-D3H MoBo and i3 processor.
FreeBSD and PC-BSD didn't like my harware any better.

I tried to put FreeBSD in for about a week wit lots of problems.
I just got tired of fighting.
Installing Mint took, I guess, about an hour or so.
(I still have some warm feelings towards Debian.)

Thanks to all the other people too that participated helping me.
 
Old 03-16-2013, 08:35 PM   #21
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Ztcoracat, thanks for the effort, but I decided to go with Linux Mint.
It's running quite smoothly now.
My system is a desktop with GA-B75M-D3H MoBo and i3 processor.
FreeBSD and PC-BSD didn't like my harware any better.

I tried to put FreeBSD in for about a week wit lots of problems.
I just got tired of fighting.
Installing Mint took, I guess, about an hour or so.
(I still have some warm feelings towards Debian.)

Thanks to all the other people too that participated helping me.
Your Welcome-

Enjoy Linux Mint!
http://forums.linuxmint.com/
 
Old 03-16-2013, 08:39 PM   #22
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To clarify just a bit, yes aptitude gets the same packages as apt-get does, they both use the only sources.list on your computer. Your computer only has one packages list.

A simple apt-get update and then upgrade will not keep your packages all upgraded. The same is true of aptitude update and then upgrade.

You really need to run apt-get dist-upgrade or aptitude full-upgrade to get the packages that require removing or adding a package to be upgraded.

Pretty sure that it used to be aptitude dist-upgrade too but it has been changed to full-upgrade. Don't know why. And I could be wrong.

Should be pretty easy to check by;
Code:
cat /etc/debian_version
Mine says 6.0.7.
Thanks
Code:
ztcoracat:~$ cat /etc/debian_version
6.0.7
 
Old 03-17-2013, 02:29 PM   #23
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Your Welcome-

Enjoy Linux Mint!
http://forums.linuxmint.com/
Yes, I'm already registered to the site with the name "turboscrew".
I have 3 other machines with Linux Mint, only as dual boot with Windows Vista or Windows 7.
(Joined: Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:13 pm) :-)

I'm also registered in http://forums.debian.net
Also as turboscrew (Joined: 2009-03-23 09:17).
I've had Debian in 3 different machines too.

Last edited by turboscrew; 03-17-2013 at 02:34 PM.
 
Old 03-18-2013, 01:10 PM   #24
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Good; registration or should I say being registered to certain Linux groups does have it's privileges-
Sort of like having a 'Mastercard'.
 
  


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