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Re: Couple Questions Before I install for first time.

On (29/07/04 08:12), Jason Skala wrote:
> Thanks everyone that replied to this, apparently it is easier then I
> thought to get everything I want on the install. Hopefully I should not
> run into any problems and it will all go smooth if not I know I can come
> here and get some help.
> A couple of you replied saying Sarge is the way to go and not Woody?
> Is sarge stable and secure enough for a live server? This server is not a
> test box but rather my everyday server that I need, so what is everyones
> opinion on sarge in a live environment? And is it going to replace woody
> as the stable release anytime soon?
Hi Jason

I haven't followed this thread closely but FWIW although I run sid on my
workstation and sarge on another box for playing with, my servers are
rock solid woody, no gui. Although sarge is relatively stable (ish) because it
is nearing release, it is not yet there.  Security fixes take time to hit
sarge  (longer than sid).



> > On Wed, Jul 28, 2004 at 09:15:37PM -0400, Jason G Skala wrote:
> >> I have a Intell LX440GX+ Motherboard with Dual PIII 500's running
> >> software
> >> raid currently, I have found some great articles on getting the Software
> >> Raid portion to work with debian so I think I am ok on that. My real
> >> concern
> >> is getting the SMP Kernel working with it, and I have yet to really find
> >> any
> >> good examples or docs on this. I am not new to linux but new to debian,
> >> I am
> >> used to Red Hat were I have a GUI install and select SMP kernel and that
> >> is
> >> it. Now is there an easy way to get a SMP kernel for debian or should I
> >> just
> >> plan on creating my own from source?
> >
> > At the lab, we have two relatively new dual-Xeon machines and three
> > older dual-P3 machines.  Most are SCSI, one is SATA.  All of them run
> > various flavors of either Woody (stable) or Sarge (testing).  As other
> > people have described, installing the SMP kernel is nearly painless.
> >
> > If you install Woody/stable, looks like the most recent Intel SMP
> > kernel is 2.4.18.  After installing, do:
> >
> > apt-get install kernel-image-2.4.18-686-smp
> >
> > If you install Sarge/testing, the most recent Intel 2.4 kernel is:
> >
> > apt-get install kernel-image-2.4.26-1-686-smp
> >
> > The recent versions of debian-installer are very nice.  As long as you
> > have at least a DSL connection, let me suggest that you burn a CD with
> > one of the latest Sarge network install ISO images and install w/ that:
> >
> > http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/daily/i386/current/
> >
> >> The motherboard has a built in Adaptec aic7896/97 Ultra2 SCSI adapter,
> >> is
> >> this supported by default without any trouble?
> >
> > I've got a dual-P3 running Debian Sarge with a Adaptec aic7890/91
> > Ultra2 SCSI adapter.  A while back it was running Woody w/o trouble.
> > Driver appears to cover all AIC7xxx cards:
> >
> > Adaptec AIC7xxx driver version: 6.2.36
> >
> >> Also I have an intel Nic card 82559 that uses the e100 module/driver and
> >> have read that this can be trouble some to get to working any info that
> >> some
> >> one can provide to me on that as well.
> >
> > One of the dual-Xeons had an e1000; debian-installer recognized it,
> > but it wasn't properly set up.  I had to add 'e1000' to /etc/modules.
> > Though, I've heard that this was probably fixed in recent versions of
> > debian-installer.
> >
> > Issues you've heard of were probably w/ the Woody installation.  I was
> > never able to successfully install woody myself (though I knew less
> > about Debian then).  Sarge install is much easier and it is likely to
> > become the new 'stable' in the next month or two.
> >
> > Jason

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