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TIP: Compiling 2.6.33 and above kernels on Debian Lenny

So let’s say you want to install a Linux kernel 2.6.33 or newer on your Debian Lenny system. Problem The problem is that after you give your usual make-kpkg command to compile Linux kernel on Debian Lenny you will see the following error message after sometime into the compilation process: COLUMNS=150 dpkg -l ‘gcc*’ perl […]

INFO: Debian Lenny Stable point release update

For those of you who are waiting for Debian Lenny’s update release, I would like to tell you that it is coming soon. How soon? Tomorrow, yes that’s on 11th April 2009. From Lenny onwards, Debian has decided to number the version in a 3-figure format. So for example: Debian Lenny Release was called:  5.0.0 […]

Installing Linux on USB – Part 7: Install Debian Linux from USB drives

Welcome to the part 7 of “Installing Linux on USB” series. In this part we will learn how to create a USB flash drive which can be used as an installation media to install Debian Linux. Purpose: In this post we will see how can we prepare a bootable USB Debian Lenny installation media to […]

HOWTO: Upgrading to Debian 5.0 Lenny from Debian 4.0 Etch

Purpose: This is quick guide to show how you can upgrade to the latest stable release of Debian – 5.0 (Lenny). You can also read more information about the release here. Step 1: Change your sources.list file nano /etc/apt/sources.list Change all the instances of “etch” to “lenny”. Save and quit the file. Your file should […]

Info: Debian Linux 5.0 (Lenny) Release Information

As you may (or may) not know, the Debian team finally released it’s latest stable version, 5.0 (codenamed “Lenny”) on 14th Feb. 2009, after nearly 22 months of development which involved hard work and some high quality technical and policy discussions. I will try to summarize the Lenny’s press release and also add some more […]

Installing Linux on USB – Part 2: Install Debian Lenny on USB Hard Drive

Welcome to the part 2 of “Installing Linux on USB“ series. Purpose: In this part we will learn how to install Debian Linux (Lenny) on a USB hard drive.  In part 1 of this series I had explained the difference between a USB hard drive and USB flash drive.  I suggest you refer to it […]

Info: Counting total number of packages under Debian Linux

Purpose: To count the total number of packages in the Debian distribution. I have read on many websites that Debian has the most number of packages than any other Linux distribution out there.  Also as per Debian, there are 18000+ packages  in Debian. This got me curious and I decided to query the total number […]

Info: Debian Lenny (5.0) Release Date

Update: This post has been made “sticky” until Lenny is released. I will update the RC bug count on a periodic basis. Debian Lenny finally released Could there be any better gift for Debian fans than getting to download the brand new shinny Lenny on Valentine’s day? I doubt…. Yes, Debian latest stable release a.k.a […]

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