Re: New Sarge install
Yes the "testing" iso's will give you Sarge (Debian GNU/Linux 3.1)
The default kernel after installing is 2.4.27.
It's very simple to upgrade the kernel to 2.6 when running sarge since
the distro provides prebuilt kernel-images.
Execute the following to upgrade to linux 2.6
# apt-get install kernel-image-2.6.8-2-386
# apt-get install kernel-image-2.6.8-2-686
To get the latest kernel image for i686.
The reason for the 14 disks is full source code are included etc.
But you only need the fist disk to get a base debian system up and
running and then download the latest packages over the internet using
Tom Connolly wrote:
I am new to Linux and have some questions about a new install of Sarge.
I come from FreeBSD so I do have some familiarity with Unix operating
systems (Unix-like in the case of Linux). I am currently downloading
all the ISO's of the "testing" branch via Jigsaw Download. I believe
there is 14 disks in all. The questions I have are:
The "testing" branch should give me Sarge correct?
Does Sarge come with the 2.4 kernel or 2.6? I couldn't get a definitive
answer to this question on the web.
If so, does the distro provide a fairly painless upgrade path to 2.6,
i.e. is there a 2.6 package?
Are there any "gotchas" with the install that I should be aware of? I
am installing a dual boot with FreeBSD on a Dell Latitude C600 laptop.
Why are there 14 disks in the Sarge distro and only 7 in the Woody
distro? What are the extra disks for?
I have been able to find some very helpful information via Google with
regards to Debian, installation, packages, etc but the above questions
are still lingering. Your help is appreciated.