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Old 05-27-2003, 09:38 AM   #1
PerpetualBurn
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Cool Debian bf24 or default?


I am having trouble deciding whether to use the bf24 flavor of debian with the 2.4.20 kernel as opposed to the standard 2.2 installation. I thought that the 2.4.2 kernel might be better due to the very new hardware that I have in this machine (running Intel D845PEBT2 board with 333 ddr and SATA). I'm fairly new at this so I want to do it right. My past experience is doing a Gentoo install with a friend of mine (however, he did most of the work). Any suggestions?

I have my machine sitting at the boot screen right now waiting for some sweet OS lovin.

I'm pretty much ok I think, minus this issue and some X/Kde configuration questions i have had before.

Thanks

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Old 05-27-2003, 01:02 PM   #2
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go with the the 2.4 kernel
I wasn't able to find anything specific that's changed, but I believe that things like USB support have improved. basically, things just keep getting better
 
Old 05-27-2003, 03:26 PM   #3
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Re: Debian bf24 or default?

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Originally posted by PerpetualBurn
I am having trouble deciding whether to use the bf24 flavor of debian with the 2.4.20 kernel as opposed to the standard 2.2 installation.
It's actually a 2.4.18 by default so pick that.
If you choose the 2.2 you'll have ext2 partitions, 2.4 provides ext3
 
Old 05-27-2003, 07:10 PM   #4
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Smile Thanks for your help

I appreciate your help! I installed bf24 w/ ext3 file systems and everything has been going great up until finding my mouse with X.
 
  


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