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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 apt-get.


Tom Connolly wrote:
Hello list,
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. Regards, Thomas

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