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Hello, I just installed Debian Linux on my PC. This is my first experience with Linux. Understandably, I faced a lot of problems . I had downloaded the ISO images ...
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    Debian Package installations


    Hello,

    I just installed Debian Linux on my PC. This is my first experience
    with Linux. Understandably, I faced a lot of problems . I had
    downloaded the ISO images of debian v3 release 2 which comes on 7 CDs(Woody). On installation, by default, the kernel installed was version 2.2. I
    tried to upgrade it to v2.4 using dselect. The system asked me to
    insert CD 3 of the Debian distribution. On inserting the right CD, it
    again prompted the same inquiry. The CD 3 reads fine as I've already
    tested it out. Apparently, the sources.list file has all the labels of the CDs. Can you kindly tell what might the problem be?

    Regards

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    boot the install with cd 5, that will install the 2.4 kernel. then just put in cd 1 when it asks for it and finish the installation. i know you already have it installed, but why not start out with the 2.4 kernel?

    a link to the debian installation manual:
    http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/installmanual

    you can also update the kernel using apt-get. here is a link to the apt-get howto:
    http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap.../index.en.html

    this is an excellent walk through on installing debian:
    http://osnews.com/story.php?news_id=2016

    hope this helps

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