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Hey all, I have worked with Debian some and have a couple 2.6 servers up. Couple things I am trying to accomplish but on my amd3500... any assist would be great.
Used aptitude to upgrade to 2.8.18-4-amd64 kernel, booting to and using it fine. Attempted to use following lines in sources.list and getting many successes but some "server said 'Failed to open file. '" errors. Also getting odd warnings "Couldn't stat source package list <URL cut out by site> sarge/contrib Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.us.debian.org_debian-amd64_debian_dists_sarge_contrib_binary-1386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory). Well no duh, I don't want 'i386 packages, where is aptitude getting that instead of amd64?
<URL had to be scrambled to post>
deb http : // security.debian .org sarge/updates main contrib non-free
deb http : // ftp.us.debian .org/debian-amd64/debian sarge main contrib
Final question for now. Do I want multiple souces.lists lines, to make sure I cover everything or should 1 mirror be enough? I know that I won't be running all 64 bit apps unless I can find them or build them all with 64 bit flags. Thanks in advance for any assist, John
Sarge never had official amd64 support so you will not find amd64 packages there you should try going to backports.org putting them in for your sources or upgrade to Etch. BTW just what did you use for an installer a 32bit Sarge disk or some kind of unofficial one.
Happy Tux, I thought you were asking about my original install which was from CD. Then I used 'aptitude install kernel-image-2.6.18-4-amd64' and booted to that. Thats where I start my sources.list issues. I have always used sarge in sources.list, but recently messing with debian-amd64 in the paths where avail. Will try suggestions from you guys and poke around some more. All is working on my Debian min-itx built in an ammo case, but that is x86.
Next will be cursed radeon video drivers for x.org. Don't you hate your hardware vendor pushing apps when all you want is a _driver_... worse on windoze than linux. Thanks all, John