Re: dumb question about upgrading the kernel and SATA disks....
From: email@example.com (Andrei Popescu)
Subject: Re: dumb question about upgrading the kernel and SATA disks....
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 02:58:18 +0200
On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 12:47:31AM +0000, Michael Fothergill wrote:
> >First you should try installing the kernel available in sarge. Use
> > aptitude install kernel-image-2.6.8-3-k7
> I did this. It worked.
> uname -a
> Linux spc1-burn4-0-0-cust262 2.6.8-3-k7 #1 Tue Dec 5 23:58:25 UTC 2006
Great. Does the SATA disk work?
I have been looking at a shop on the web that sells internal hard drives.
For about 30 UK sterling I could get either an 80GB PATA type disk or a 80GB
SATA disk.... I was a bit afraid of buying the SATA disk because I thought
I would have hardware recognition problems.... But this has convinced me
that it is not a waste of money to get the SATA drive...
I am also interested in which on line shops you recommend for buying a
internal hard drive.....
P.S. How much RAM should a computer have to be happy running Gnome, X and
e.g. Openoffice.....? I have 256MB of NVRAM. Should I upgrade to 512MB.
I am thinking of buying a new box from an outfit in the UK Golden
Electronics. For 170 GBP they will give you a box (no monitor) that has an
AMD 64 Sempron CPU and a decent hard drive and other gear etc.... Plus 512
MB of RAM.
My notion (trash at will) is that if I buy a 64 bit machine it would last
longer than 32 bit architecture because the 64 bit machine can handle a huge
amount of RAM.... So in 5 years time then if the latest version of Debian
uses much more memory than today to run gnome and OO then I can but much
more RAM in there e.g. 5 GB than a 32 bit machine could handle.
Is this logical or is it goofy?
> >or if you want to always have the latest kernel available in sarge then
> > aptitude install kernel-image-2.6-k7
> I did this one too and got the same kernel as above as far as I can see.
The boot up menu now
> lists these various kernel options to choose from as well as recovery
Let's assume there will be a newer kernel in sarge (unlikely). This
package would make sure you get it installed automagically, without
selecting it yourself.
> Will this new kernel make it easier to upgrade to etch?? Presumably
etch official release is
> getting close now.....
Maybe somewhat easier. When (if?) you upgrade to etch read the release
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
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