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by Graham Williams
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Dell Precision 690 (Adam)

Adam is a desktop workhorse for data mining with 16GB of memory, a 500GB hard disk, removble IDE hard disk (not hot swappable) and a DVD$\pm$RW Dual Layer burner, deployed as a standalone. The machine came with Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS Version 4 installed. The machine was reinstalled with Debian GNU/Linux.

A default install using the Etch pre-release (20061024) Debian GNU/Linux Installer, booting from a DVD-RW, was performed (3 November 2006). The DVD image was obtained using jigdo-file, running the command (see Section 3.6.2) jigdo-lite and specifying http://ftp.acc.umu.se/cdimage/weekly-builds/amd64/jigdo-dvd/debian-testing-amd64-binary-1.jigdo. MD5 checksums confirmed the integrity of the downloaded DVD image.

Working: Dual Core, Hyper-Threading 3.00GHz CPU, X11 at 1280x1024 resolution with nVidia (nv), USB, CD/DVD, printing.

Not tested: Sound, Ethernet.

No issues or problems with the install!

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