Installing Debian from the minimal netinstall image is very easy indeed. The ISO image is available at this link. http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/8.5.0/amd64/iso-cd/debian-8.5.0-amd64-netinst.iso. This version of the netinstall ISO contains extra firmware if this is required. http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/8.5.0+nonfree/amd64/iso-cd/firmware-8.5.0-amd64-netinst.iso. Now we can begin installation of the Debian distribution. Choose the language for the installation. Now select the country where you …

The main thing about using Linux is getting it installed is one thing; but getting various hardware working and configured is another. Nvidia drivers are one major stumbling block for willing Ubuntu users. Here is a nice tutorial that explains how to install Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal:¬†http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/ubuntu-quetzal-nvidia.html. To install updates after the …

The installation of a vanilla kernel on Linux Mint 13 is very simple. Once you have downloaded the kernel tarball from kernel.org you will have to unpack the tarball: tar jxvf linux-3.4-rc2.tar.bz2tar jxvf linux-3.4-rc2.tar.bz2 Then enter the directory thus created and run make mrproper to make sure the kernel source tree is clean. C:\HOME\FLYNN\DOCUMENTS> cd …

Installing a vanilla kernel in the Gentoo distribution is very easy. Just install the vanilla kernel source from kernel.org and then unpack the sources into /usr/src/linux as shown below. I am using 2.6.39-rc6 and I have symlinked the source tree to /usr/src/linux. Then type cd linux/ and then run make menuconfig to set up a …

Hello there. I have just finished installing the vanilla 2.6.36-rc6 kernel in my Gentoo installation in a chroot, I tried to boot the standard Gentoo kernel and I got an error after the “Starting Mdev” line that said that the kernel could not find the root block device, but the file-system drivers for ext4 were …