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Guide to Debian Installation: Upgrading Squeeze to Sid

1.   We install only the base packages. Now, to upgrade to sid, you’ll need an internet connection. So, we first configure the  ethernet .

Network Setup is done through the interfaces configuration file at /etc/network/interfaces
  • Become root (henceforth ‘#’ represents root).
    #cd etc/network
    /etc/network# ls -l
    You’ll see the interfaces file.
    man interfaces to see what it does.
  • /etc/network# vi interfaces
    or if you don’t know vi editor
    /etc/network# gedit interfaces
  • Type:
    # The loopback network interface
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    # The primary network interface
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet static
    address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx  #your ip-address
    netmask xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx  #subnet mask
    gateway xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx  #default gateway
  • Or you can  also:
    #ifconfig eth0 ipaddress
    man ifconfig to see what it does or see this.
  • etc# vi resolv.conf
    Type:
    namserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx  # your default gateway
    nameserver 8.8.8.8              # Google Public DNS IP addresses
  • Ping both your default gateway and 8.8.8.8
    you should be getting replys.
Your ethernet is configured.
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Guide to Debian Installation: Installing Debian Testing (Squeeze)

With five days in hand after midsems and absolutely no apetite for anything remotely related to DS/DSGT/DSA/M3, I ended up installing Debian twice/thrice. So here I am posting all I learnt during the process. Any newbie, who wants to try his/her hand at Debian, you may find it as an easy guide.