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Old 05-24-2005, 01:19 AM   #1
abasak
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Intel D915GAV and SATA HDD compatibility


Hi,

I just brought a PC with the followinbg config:

Intel P4 3 Ghz
Intel D915GAV Mother Board
seagate barracuda 80 Gb SATA HDD
Samsung 510N Monitor
510 MB ram

will Debian 3 work for me? I have heard of some issues wrt SATA HDD's and Intel 915 chipsets. Will this version of debian detect this?

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abhishek
 
Old 05-24-2005, 02:42 AM   #2
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Re: Intel D915GAV and SATA HDD compatibility

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Originally posted by abasak
Hi,

I just brought a PC with the followinbg config:

Intel P4 3 Ghz
Intel D915GAV Mother Board
seagate barracuda 80 Gb SATA HDD
Samsung 510N Monitor
510 MB ram

will Debian 3 work for me? I have heard of some issues wrt SATA HDD's and Intel 915 chipsets. Will this version of debian detect this?

bye
abhishek
No as it does not support sata because it uses the 2.2 (default kernel) or 2.4 as an option. You would have to use Debian Sarge net-install and at the boot: prompt enter linux26. This will use the 2.6 kernel which has sata support. If you don't have a fast internet connection you would need to downlaod the first 3 cd's of Sarge.
 
Old 05-24-2005, 05:30 AM   #3
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Hi,
THankz for the same. I was wondering, how does the "sarge" version difffer from the official version? The debian website says that it "is currently in a state called “testing” ". What that does mean? It something goes wrong, do i have to reformat my HDD?
Abhishek
 
Old 05-24-2005, 05:49 AM   #4
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Debian is divided into 3 branches, Stable (code name Woody), Testing (code name Sarge) and Unstable (code name Sid). These names all taken from Toy Story. Debian have very strict quality control checks and only stable packages (no bugs) are allowed into the stable branch. Woody is nearing its end and is scheduled to be replaced by Sarge at the end of this month and is currently frozen. i.e. the maintainers are not accepting any more new testing packages and are resolving all current bugs in existing packages. As such Sarge is very stable at present and would be recommended for server use. Debian stable is probably the most stable Linux distribution currently available.
 
  


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