Debian testing installation problem
I decide to reinstall my debian again after I mess up the whole system two days ago. So I start with a Debian 3.1 stable DVD disc 1. My objective is bringing up my system up under Debain testing. So it is where funny things happened. The result of my installation highly depends on the steps I do. If I install package in wrong order then the outcome will be very different. So far my best try is
1. Bring up the system with basic setting without any unnecessary package. Of course no X-windows.
2. install hostap-source and compile it under kernel-headers-2.4.27-2-686-smp and run it. (DWL-520)
3. Get online and update my source and stable package list
4. dist-upgrade all the security patch and packages.
5. dist-upgrade to testing. Everything is still at a minimal at this point
6. Install x-window, gnome, and Xorg
So the problems happened at the following places:
1. At step 5, I found my apt-setup dissapear
2. hostap-source can be compile but when I load it they tell me it's the wrong kernel version at step 5 also.
3. My Xorg(6.9) can up and run at the beginning. But after a certain number of reboots. It will failed and freeze my computer(I can pressed a button and see it's shutting down but keyboard has no response at all)
For some reason I doubt there might also be a problem of my hard drive but not sure. I use Debian for 2 years but rarely see things like this happened before. I am downloading debian testing DVD and try again later. Does anybody has the same thing or any suggestion? I've been working on this for two days already.......