Re: Install Debian
Joseph MICHEL wrote:
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.
Please advise : Can Debian Linux do better ? And what is better :
upgrade Red Hat to Debian or install Debian from zero ?
Thank you in advance.
Please turn off html to this mailing list.
Saying "everything is extremely slow" does not allow a prognosis without
more specific info.
Debian Linux in general allows you to fine-tune a Linux installation and
use the superior Debian packaging system but is meant for those who are
knowledgeable or those who are willing to learn and read the manuals.
(Which I do badly ;-) )
There is no such thing as upgrade Red Hat to Debian: they are two
different distros with different objectives, each excelling in their own
If you are new to Linux and want to learn Debian there are several options:
1. Use a Debian distro that is already pre-packaged, e.g. Knoppix, there
are others. Use Google to search.
2. Use Debian as is from minimum CD, full CD or boot floppies. Described
In the latter case: be patient and read the manuals, it is not meant to
be an install on the fly: you are building a finely-tuned machine.
We will help you when you specify specific problem areas in detail.