38.47 Dell OptiPlex GXi 523M (Prefect)

This desktop machine is used primarily for testing new installations and new software updates. Also serves as a spare desktop workstation when required.

Installed Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 from the Debian 3.0 beta netinst CD-ROM of 14 May 2002 (26 June 2002).

Originally installed Debian GNU/Linux 2.2r2 from CD-ROM (July 2001).

After the install the system was immediately upgraded to unstable and other packages from unstable were installed as required.

38.47.1 Prefect Specifications

Spec Details
CPU Pentium MMX 232MHz
RAM 97MB
Disk 3GB Hard Drive QUANTUM FIREBALL
Disk 8GB Dard Drive
CD-ROM NEC CD-ROM DRIVE:288, ATAPI CDROM drive
NIC 3Com Corporation 3c905
Video MGA Power Desk Version 3.31
Matrox Millenium 11 Accel 2164W 4MB
1024x768 75Hz
Audio Crystal Wave cs32BA11 1.51

The lspci command gives:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 430HX - 82439HX TXC 
        [Triton II] (rev 03)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 ISA 
        [Natoma/Triton II] (rev 01)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 IDE 
        [Natoma/Triton II]
00:0e.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA 2164W 
        [Millennium II]
00:10.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86c764/765 
        [Trio32/64/64V+] (rev 44)
00:11.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905 100BaseTX 
        [Boomerang]

38.47.2 Prefect Install

For the Debian 2.2 install be sure to identify the network card when configuring devices. It is a 3c59x. This is not required for Debian 3.0. For the Debian 3.0 install the Debian netinst was used since the PGI netinst did not include INSTALL/BOOT nor LOADLIN.



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