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Re: Need some guidance on a IBM G40

Thanks for the advice. When you say 'start again from the start' do
you mean boot the machine with say Sid CD1 and wipe out the previous

But Sid is supposed to be only used for upgrade not installation from start? 

On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 09:56:48 +0200, Gustavo Halperin
<gustavo.halperin@amdocs.com> wrote:
> I recommend to you start again from the start but with Debian Sid or
> Sarge, and not update the Debian
> 3.0r2 that I suppose is the Debian Woody. The problem is that in my
> experiences, the upgrade is not always
> do it for all, and probably you never will know which packages wasn't
> upgrade because you have the old ones.
> In the case that you still want to upgrade, did you do the base-config
> stage ??, any way, my suggest is do
> the upgrade as soon as possible.
> Gustavo Halperin
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arthur Zhu [mailto:zhu.arthur@gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 9:47 AM
> To: debian-laptop@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Need some guidance on a IBM G40
> Hi,
> As a debian newbie I would like to give Woody a go on my newly acquired
> IBM G40. P4 3.0GHz, 512MB RAM and 60GB HDD.
> I resized the NTFS partition put a basic Debian system (3.0r2) on and I
> am back at a command prompt.
> I haven't tried out X server or anything and I searched the Net for some
> hints and the things I found are more a 'finished' installation for
> advanced users without any further details. It seems like I need
> XFree86 4.3.0 - I am running a bare system with kernel 2.4.18 coming
> with the woody and also 9 Sid CDs (2004 July 3 version) from a friend.
> What should I do next? compile a kernel? Or do a dist upgrade? I am
> really lost here. Any help will be much appreciated.
> Thanks
> Arthur Zhu
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