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Old 06-17-2005, 02:58 AM   #1
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Debian 3.0r4 install + upgrades


I would like to learn how to install Debian on my HP Omnibook laptop and would like to install the latest Kernel and Kde. If someone would be willing to give me the time and help me out that would be great.

Oh, Yea...I know that I have to change the apt sources, but I'm confused so if someone could help me with that please...I don't know what part to change and I don't wanna mess up the apt files...


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Old 06-17-2005, 04:40 AM   #2
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Debian 3.0 (Woody) is an old release. The latest stable release is Debian 3.1 (Sarge). I suggest that you install the latest version or dist-upgrade your Debian 3.0 to Debian 3.1 because the latest release has better support for new hardware.

http://www.debian.org/releases/stabl.../index.en.html
 
Old 06-17-2005, 02:50 PM   #3
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Ok, I got the ISO for Debian 3.0r1

I'm gonna install the OS, but then can you help me upgrade the Kernel to a 2.6xxx and Kde to 3.3 or higher?

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Old 06-17-2005, 03:18 PM   #4
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When you go to install, at the very first boot screen, type linux26. This will give th 2.6.8 kernel.

To get KDE 3.4.1 you will need these in your /etc/apt/sources.list:

# KDE 3.4
deb http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/kde-3.4.0/ ./
deb http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/kde-3.4.1/ ./

# nano /etc/apt/sources.list

* copy and paste those reopsitories in there somewhere.

Last edited by ToastedToad; 06-17-2005 at 03:20 PM.
 
Old 06-17-2005, 03:36 PM   #5
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Ok, I used the Netinstall Disk, is that right??
 
Old 06-17-2005, 04:05 PM   #6
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Ok, I reinstalled with the Disk 1 normal install, Kernel 2.6.8 and now I don't know how to install KDE and or update it....Please help....

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Old 06-17-2005, 04:33 PM   #7
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Here are my Apt Sources list:

#deb file://cdrom/ sarge main

deb http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/kde-3.4.0/
deb http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/kde-3.4.1/


and then I get an error after I save the file.

Please Help....

Thanks,

WindBK
 
Old 06-17-2005, 10:07 PM   #8
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I think you need the "./" at the end. Check ToastedToads post again, and compare your sources
 
Old 06-18-2005, 08:25 PM   #9
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Ok, I will try this... If it works or whatever I will post...I am willing to bet that people with more Linux experiance will tell me that I should go with Mandriva or something Like Suse.... I want a challange... I know how to do the Kernel with Debian, I don't with Suse and Mandriva or the Older one Mandrake.

Thanks,

WindBK
 
Old 06-18-2005, 11:18 PM   #10
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If those are the only repos you have then you will need to add some "official" debian repositories to your list.

Like these:

deb http://debian.oregonstate.edu/debian/ sid main contrib non-free
deb-src http://debian.oregonstate.edu/debian/ sid main contrib non-free

change sid to the branch you want. Sarge, Etch or Sid.

The alioth kde repositories only hold that package. Debian will require many more packages that are in the "official" repositories, in order to install kde.

After you have deb repos in your sources.list you need to:

# apt-get install x-window-system
# apt-get install kde

Last edited by ToastedToad; 06-18-2005 at 11:22 PM.
 
  


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