GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
Dell Precision 690 (Adam)
Adam is a desktop workhorse for data mining with 16GB of memory, a 500GB hard disk, removble IDE hard disk (not hot swappable) and a DVDRW Dual Layer burner, deployed as a standalone. The machine came with Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS Version 4 installed. The machine was reinstalled with Debian GNU/Linux.
A default install using the Etch pre-release (20061024) Debian
GNU/Linux Installer, booting from a DVD-RW, was performed (3 November
2006). The DVD image was obtained using jigdo-file,
running the command (see Section 3.7.2)
MD5 checksums confirmed the integrity of the downloaded DVD image.
Working: Dual Core, Hyper-Threading 3.00GHz CPU, X11 at 1280x1024 resolution with nVidia (nv), USB, CD/DVD, printing.
Not tested: Sound, Ethernet.
No issues or problems with the install!