On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 14:09 +0000, Steve Kleene wrote: > I'm about to get a new desktop and want to run Lenny on it. I'm replacing a > seven-year-old PC, now running Lenny, that has been crashing off and on for a > couple of years. > > When I built my first Debian machine, I had to use testing (Etch at the time) > because stable (Sarge) didn't yet support my NIC. Is there anything in new > hardware that I should particularly avoid because it might not be suppprted > by Lenny? I'll be keeping the old peripherals, so this only concerns the > components inside the case. You might want to consider installing Squeeze given that it will be released soonish (expected for 5./6. February ). You can obtain images from: http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ and follow the installation guide for Squeeze: http://www.debian.org/releases/squeeze/installmanual If that is indeed not an option for you, I would advise you to check hardware compatibility on one of the HCL sites like . A Live CD  /  might give you some ideas what works and what will not work.  http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2011/01/msg00003.html  http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/  http://live.debian.net/  http://grml.org/ -- .''`. Wolodja Wentland <firstname.lastname@example.org> : :' : `. `'` 4096R/CAF14EFC `- 081C B7CD FF04 2BA9 94EA 36B2 8B7F 7D30 CAF1 4EFC
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