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Installing Debian on a Dell laptop

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Installing Linux on a laptop can be much more challenging than getting it running on a generic desktop. The system used in the article is the Dell Latitude C800 Laptop with a 1.0 GHz Pentium III.
In this article, I will discuss all the steps necessary to install the current stable release of Debian GNU/Linux (currently 2.2r3, also known as potato) on this laptop; upgrade from the stable release of Debian to the unstable branch (currently known as sid); and set up XFree86 4.1.0 to run at a resolution of 1600 x 1200 and at 24bpp color depth.
 read more | mail this link | score:6416 | -Ray, December 12, 2001 (Updated: July 19, 2003)
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