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Old 01-17-2005, 03:55 PM   #1
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Debian kernel


I can't find info about what kernel version debian uses

Also, what is debian similar to (I mean, distro)?

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Old 01-17-2005, 04:00 PM   #2
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If you already have Debian installed, just use
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uname -r
With all due respect, Debian has been around a long time, and is thus in it's own league. It does have derivatives that are based on it however, such as Progeny, Knoppix etc.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 11:10 PM   #3
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No I don't have debian installed, I'm only going to install it
 
Old 01-18-2005, 01:19 AM   #4
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For a 'stable' installation, you'll have the choice of five kernels, ranging from a vanilla (standard) 2.2 kernel, to a ide/pci only kernel, a compact kernel with many of the lesser-used drivers removed, and a 2.4.(18 ?) kernel.

On a related note, I would recommend tracking the 'testing' branch if the installation is not for a production server - just install a stable system, then run apt-get update, apt-get dist-upgrade - preferably outside of X.

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Old 01-18-2005, 07:45 AM   #5
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So, what distributive I should select: sarge, 3.0r3. I will use it on home PC

P.S Is X server and any desktop enviroument aviable by default?
 
Old 01-18-2005, 02:46 PM   #6
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I would say yes to 3.0r3, it is a great balance between stability and bleeding edge.
I would have to agree with mjrich, Debian is not like distros, distros are like Debian.
yes X and a windows manager are available, just 'apt-get install xxxx' for both. (at least thats how I did it)
 
Old 01-18-2005, 04:10 PM   #7
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You are much better off using the Debian "Sarge" installer found here: http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ It comes with your choice of kernel 2.4.27 or 2.6.8. Debian stable is very out of date at this point. If you download the netinst CD, it will install a basic text-only system, then it will guide you through downloading everything else you need.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 04:29 PM   #8
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Yes -- if you have a good cable/ADSL connection, definitely give the new Sarge 'netinst' image a go as suggested by m_yates. You'll have a cleaner system, as there'll only be the packages you want on it.

Cheers,

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