The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 4.0, codenamed etch.
We run large number of servers using Debian to cut RHEL cost. This is very good news for us as latest Dell server hardware is fully supported with Debian 4.0 stable.
=> Debian CD/DVD
=> Debian Torrent AMD 64
=> Debian Torrent i386
How do I upgrade sarge (3.1) to etch (4.0)?
Use aptitude package management tool
# aptitude upgrade
# aptitude install initrd-tools
# aptitude install linux-image-2.6-version
Or use apt-get command. You need to update /etc/apt/sources.list file to point to new etch release and run following two commands:
# vi /etc/apt/sources.list
# apt-get update
# apt-get dist-upgrade