Re: Getting Started with Debian 3.0
Andrew Konosky wrote:
I started out in Linux with RedHat 8.0, then 9.0, and now I run Fedora
Core 2 on my primary computer. I have used the Knoppix cd a lot, which
I know is based on Debian, so I wanted to try out the full version of
Debian. I just installed Debian on my old computer, which was running
SuSe 9.1, but I didn't really like SuSe. It is now a Win98SE/Debian
3.0 dual boot system.
I was a little uneasy about the text-only installation after getting
used to RedHat's anaconda installer and Suse's fully automatic YaST
(which is pretty cool if you've never tried it!), and even more
puzzled when I started up KDE2 (which crashes on startup!) instead of
3.2 or 3.3, and Gnome 1.4, which does work. Then I checked the Debian
website, and the release date of Nov 21, 2003 explains that. So I have
an out-of-date system. I know how to use apt, since I use Synaptic on
my FC2 system, but the network card doesn't seem to be working (typing
this e-mail on FC2 system...). What program does Debian use to
configure network cards?
Once I get the network card setup so I can get online, where might I
find a sources.list for apt with some Debian mirros to get updated from?
My FC2 system runs a Samba server to share my mp3 files, which Win98
is setup to see, but I would like to configure Debian to use my FC2
Samba server as well. Any tutorials on this?
And lastly, any general tips/hint/suggestions?
I have another problem with the installation with Debian 3.0. The
installer only support two filesystem type: ext2 and xfs. I prefer ext3
and reiserfs. So it is not convience for me. I choose ext2 for
installation and when system is availble, the first thing is to convert
the ext2 to ext3. Such conversion is not safe sometimes.
I am confused that why "ext3" filesystem is not supported whithin the
installer, is it unstable?