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HowTo install iotop on Debian Etch

Unfortunately, iotop requires Python >= 2.5 and a Linux kernel >= 2.6.20 to work, and even if the installation is very simple as presented in my last post, getting it to run on older distributions might not be so easy.

Upgrading Debian Etch to Lenny on a Thinkpad T43p

After having brought my wife’s computer from Etch to Lenny already two weeks ago, which as it ran on an almost stock Etch went quite seamlessly, despite the X drivers needed to be reinstalled manually, I also upgraded my T43p to Lenny.

DRBD 8.3 Third Node Replication With Debian Etch

The recent release of DRBD 8.3 now includes The Third Node feature as a freely available component. This document will cover the basics of setting up a third node on a standard Debian Etch installation.

Updating to Debian Lenny

Last week-end, Debian Lenny 5.0 was finally released. I use Debian on most servers I manage at work. A few of them were already using Lenny when it was still the testing branch, but most are still on Debian Etch.

How to Upgrade Debian Etch 4.0 to Debian Lenny 5.0

Debian Lenny stable version is finally released and many are curious to upgrade Debian Etch to Debian Lenny. Debian Etch to Debian Lenny Upgrade is not a difficult task, you can easily initiate the live upgrade with bunch of commands.

Virtualization With Xen 3.3.1 On Debian Etch

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on a Debian Etch (4.0) system.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated. The Debian project is pleased to announce the seventh update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename “etch”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release,along with a few adjustment to serious problems.

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