Easier, upgrade or reinstall?
Hello.... I've got some hardware issues I'm trying to get by and I'd like some input on which direction to go in.
I installed the stable Debian 3.0 with the 2.2.20 idepci kernel on my AMD athlon machine. Pretty good, but had to use the VESA driver for my vid card, and no support for my audigy soundcard.
I tried with no success to upgrade to the 2.6 kernel and the 2.4 kernel using instructions from several different sources. Not sure where I went wrong. Should I keep trying to do that?
Or should I download the sarge Debian with the 2.6 kernel and install that from scratch? Theres nothing important on my hard drive and wouldn't mind reformatting at all.
Which would be easier from a newbie perspective?