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Debian etch on Dell Precision M65 laptop

Images for Debian etch rc2 were released and I decided it was time to re-install it on my laptop. While doing this, I thought I would take notes. This will help when I re-install it next time, and hopefully others with the same or similar hardware…
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The installation was unexciting except for:

eth0 is firewire! Normal ethernet was eth1.
The DHCP query timed out too fast, my ISP ( has a slow DHCP server. I had to retry twice before I got an address. The default do seem somewhat fast.
I got a confusing question from 'swsusp'. It asked (although my memory may be failing) whether it was OK that I didn't have a working swap partition, and whether I wanted to continue anyway. I did setup a swap partition properly, so I was somewhat surprised. I don't know what this was about. I just pressed enter.

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