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Re: Install Debian

On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 16:04:39 +0100, 
"Joseph MICHEL" <JosephMichel@wanadoo.fr> wrote in message 
<[🔎] 000801c3bf2e$efe6ff80$9c9cf851@mshome.net>:

> Hello,
>     I have just installed Red Hat Linux 9.0 on my PC (Intel Pentium
>     233 Mhz MMX, Ram 64 Mo, Disk space 8 Go, Graphic card : Matrox
>     Millenium 4 Mo). There was no problem during installation.
>     However, everything is extremely slow : the least application
>     (even the desktop menu) takes several minutes to open.

..last time I installed RH9, recommendation said 128MB ram and 400MHz
cpu speed as a recommended minimum.  ;-)

>     Please advise : Can Debian Linux do better ? And what is better :
>     upgrade Red Hat to Debian or install Debian from zero ?

..yep, do whichever is easier for you, Debian can make use of your
current disk slices, you wanna back up /home and /usr/local and 
possibly parts of /var, and make a tarball of /etc with
 ' tar zcvf /home/old-etc.tar.gz  /etc ', handy for references in case
Debian backfires on you by not seeing some hardware.

...then let the debian installer overwrite all else of your RH9'er

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.

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