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    Installing Debian on a Dell Latitude C800
    Posted on Tuesday, December 11 @ 16:28:36 GMT

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    A very good article about installing Debian on the Dell Latitude C800 laptop was published at Linux Journal. This article is useful as it also goes though upgrading from potato which is first installed to sid. If you have an Inspiron 4000, then you might be interested in my article.

     
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    Errata Re: Installing Debian on a Dell Latitude C800 (Score: 1)
    by ssahmed on Tuesday, December 11 @ 16:57:13 GMT
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    Hello,

    I am the author of the article. I just wanted to point out to readers some errors that slipped in :

    (1) the three disks that are needed for a network install are

    for rescue.bin, root.bin, and driver-1.bin. Rescue.bin is the

    bootable rescue disk that is used to initiate the Debian installer. Driver-1.bin is an optional disk containing additional

    driver modules in case you have hardware components that

    were not detected at boot time by the kernel. Only the first

    two, rescue.bin and root.bin, are absolutely necessary.

    (2) Its ++ to kill the X-server.

    ++ is the all too familiar three-finger salute that will reboot your Linux box. Silly me!!

    Another (better?) way to restart your X-Server is:

    /etc/init.d/{xdm | wdm | kdm} stop

    /etc/init.d/{xdm | wdm | kdm} start

    (3) Also, its XEmacs-21.4.4. There is no GNU/FSF Emacs-21.4.4.

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    Debian on an Inspiron 8100 (Score: 1)
    by victor on Tuesday, December 11 @ 17:43:16 GMT
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    I installed it on an Inspiron 8100, together with the NVidia drivers, the i8k module (for the multimedia buttons and the fan), apm, usb mouse, irda, dvd and cd-rw working, and a custom kernel capable of using ext3 and reiserfs. The winmodem half works (I think the problem is in the ppp setup) but since I have adsl I hadn't had much incentive to resolve it. The firewire and pcmcia are untested (I don't own this kind of devices yet), but supposedly support is already built-in.

    If there's interest I could post a mini-howto. I will do it anyway sooner or later, but if I could gauge the demand for it I would nice(1) it before other projects.

    The curious thing is I began installation with a set of progeny disks and later upgraded to woody... 😉

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