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Old 08-31-2006, 05:21 AM   #1
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Question Sarge or Etch?


Hallo all,
I installed Bebian, simply using one CD burned with the image downloaded from
http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/
then I installed KDE as my desktop.
Could anyone tell me, what kind of version, I mean Sarge or Etch, my Debian is? Or have I to install more to be Sarge or Etch user? Where could I find the corresponding packages? Which version is better? Thanks in advance. win2s
 
Old 08-31-2006, 05:43 AM   #2
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Since it's stable, it's likely to be Sarge. Open /etc/apt/sources.list and read the repository URLs - that'll tell you.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 08:36 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by win2suse
Hallo all,
I installed Bebian, simply using one CD burned with the image downloaded from
http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/
then I installed KDE as my desktop.
Could anyone tell me, what kind of version, I mean Sarge or Etch, my Debian is? Or have I to install more to be Sarge or Etch user? Where could I find the corresponding packages? Which version is better? Thanks in advance. win2s
I'm currently running Etch.
I've found Etch beta 3 to be less buggy than previous releases. Etch has good hardware detection.
Here's a download link for the Etch beta 3 netinstall iso.

http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
 
Old 09-01-2006, 12:58 PM   #4
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I think it may depend on your setup. Etch has worked a lot better than sarge for me, but I was loading on a laptop and a somewhat esoteric workstation. Like hitest said, etch has better hardware detection. You find your packages on apt, and you can even upgrade from sarge to etch that way. That's why they suggested you check your source.list. You'll probably need to upgrade your kernel first, though. Here's the HOW-TO for configuring apt.

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap.../index.en.html
 
Old 09-02-2006, 10:58 AM   #5
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I believe if the system is not being used for any mission critical work, etch is a much better option.

For instance sarge could not even find my sata hard drive. I was forced to use etch and I'm totally happy with it.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 11:27 AM   #6
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i have just recently upgraded my server and workstations from sarge to etch and have had no problems....
 
  


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