38.56 Dell Precision WorkStation 420 MT (Velox)

Installed Debian GNU/Linux 2.2r2 from CD-ROM (15 December 2000). Upgraded to unstable and installed packages from unstable as required.

Velox is a dual boot machine with the first partition kept as NTFS (C: Drive). During the Debian install the second partition (originally the D: Drive) was deleted and partitioned as:

        Partition 8.2GB as linux ext2 /dev/sda2
        Partition 500MB as linux swap /dev/sda3
        Write partition table

38.56.1 Velox Specifications

Spec Details
CPU Dual Processor Pentium III (Coppermine)
800MHz (979780 kHz)
BogoMIPS 1595
RAM 512MB (523840k)
Disk SCSI Hard Disk Adaptec AIC 7899 SCSI BIO V25113
NIC 3Com 3c905C Tornado
Video nVidia GeForce 256
Audio Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/24 CrystalClear
SoundFusion Audio Accelerator

The lspci command gives:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82840 840 (Carmel) Chipset 
        Host Bridge (Hub A) (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82840 840 (Carmel) Chipset 
        AGP Bridge (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801AA IDE (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA USB (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801AA SMBus (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 256 (rev 10)
02:04.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX 
        [Fast Etherlink] (rev 78)
02:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/24 
        [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator] (rev 01)
02:0e.0 PCI bridge: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21152 (rev 03)
03:0a.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec 7899P (rev 01)
03:0a.1 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec 7899P (rev 01)

38.56.2 Velox Install

No particular trouble with the install. This is a dual boot machine with MS/Windows/NT so do not install a boot loader - use NT’s boot loader.

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