Linked by Clinton De Young on Sun 27th Oct 2002 18:15 UTC
Debian and its clones After reading many of the posts regarding the recent OSNews story, "An Unbiased Review of Debian 3.0", I thought this article may be useful to those who would like to try Debian, but are a little intimidated by its installer. Several of the posts to the above mentioned story indicated that Debian's installer was a huge hurtle for many people, who would otherwise like to try it. I have found Debian to be the most useful flavor of Linux, so I wanted to write an easy, though somewhat long, walkthrough in the hopes of allowing a wider audience to experience first hand this stable and unique Linux distribution.
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I accept that you were probably addressing your article towards people new to linux but there will be many who are just new to Debian amy want to go straight to the 2.4.* kernel and use ext3 or reiserfs.

There is an option right at the beginning whereby if you press the F3 (I make be wrong as to which key) you get a choice between the 2.2 .*and 2.4 .* kernel and then get a choice of jfile systems.

It sin't difficult to change the kernel later or add ext3 but this sure saves time ;-)