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Re: Trying Again

Thanks for all the replies I got.  They were all great answers, and at the very least, helping
me on my way to learning Debian.  I found that booting with the 5th CD in the set was the
easiest way to start out with the 2.4.x kernel.
But now, out of sheer morbid curiosity, I still want to upgrade the kernel.  Now for the sake
of learning how it's done instead of the hardware necessity.  But some people provided some
great resources, and I believe I can upgrade the kernel now.(famous last words)
SO, now that the kernel will recognize my hardware, how do I install/setup the NIC?
Once I get that done, I am home free and I can start to REALLY mess with(mess up) the OS.

At 10:00 AM 7/2/2003 -0300, breno.moiana@partekforest.com wrote:

>Thus spoke Abrasive:
>"I just installed a fresh copy of Debian 3.0r1, and in order for my
>hardware to work, I need
>>to upgrade the kernel to a 2.4.x version."
>Well, in addition to being able to boot the 1st of the 7 installation cds
>to get a base install, you can also boot using the 5th cd in the set and
>also get a base install only this time you get the use of the 2.4 kernel
>which should support your newer hardware. Just make sure you have the 1st
>cd on hand because at some point you may need it.

Even more, when booting from the first CD, you can press F3 to check the kernel
flavours, and pick the Bf2.4 by typing "bf24" on the installation boot options.
By doing this, you avoid having to reinsert the first CD before installing the
base system..


Breno Moiana
"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."

"Ciência é conhecimento organizado. Sabedoria é vida organizada."
    -- Immanuel Kant

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