[Ilugc] cause of Errors while attempting debian installation
prashmohan at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 05:19:02 IST 2005
On Mon, 2005-10-24 at 21:33 +0530, G RAMANATHAN wrote:
> i am trying to install debiansarge in my laptop; while booting from cd1, it says the entire 60GB is fat16!!!!!!;
> 2.the partitions are not being recognized properly because i have fedora in about 10 GB , WINDOWS IN 20 GB etc.,
> 3.the same screen shows options for erasing the entire EXISTING partitions and so on which i can't use.
> where am i going wrong please? is the cd defective? is the laptop defective?
> PART II: if i install unstable version of debian sarge 3.1, can i apply some stable updates to it from the net?
the unstable version of debian is called "Sid" and testing version is
called "Etch". If you do a complete dist-upgrage to debian sid, then you
will no longer hold relevance to security updates since you will be
working on an "unstable environment" and will have access too bleeding
edge software. However personally, i use Debian Sid and have not found
it to be the least bit "unstable" ;-) unless you mean for your system to
be a server, i would suggest you do an "apt-get update && apt-get
dist-upgrade" and changing all your "stable" to "unstable"
in /etc/apt/sources.list (provided you have a good net connection of
Prashanth Mohan <prashmohan at gmail.com>
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