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 PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:08 pm   
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Dell Inspiron 5675

AMD Ryzen-7 1700X
8 GB (I upgraded to 16 GB before ever turning it on) DDR4
1 TB Seagate Barracude 7200rpm drive (after activating Windows, I swapped for my existing 960 GB SSD)
AMD RX580 gpu

So I got the drive swapped over to the SSD, Windows reinstalled. Going to try to get Debian installed tonight if I have time.

Overall, very happy so far. Only thing I'm not happy with is that the optical drive isn't blu-ray, but I'll live, I think I've only used the existing blu-ray in my desktop a dozen times in the 3 years I've owned it. So I really don't need it.

What little I've done so far, seems fast. Obviously it should, since it's 8 cores with 16 threads.

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Cool; sounds like a nice system. Let us know how Debian (and whatever else you may happen to install or change) works out on this system.

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Given my need to work on this machine on my work from home days, if I can get Debian working (which I have no doubts I can, I've read many good reports recently of Ryzen with Debian working), then that'll be the only OS I test on it. While I can play musical OS on my laptops, this machine I need it to be mostly up and running as often as possible (yeah, I can work from my laptops, and sometimes do, but having dual monitors is a HUGE help for work).

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So the Inspiron 5675 is a DESKTOP, not a LAPTOP system - or are you simply USING it as a desktop system?

My Inspiron 5558 is a very sturdy, solid system, but it's definitely a LAPTOP system, not a desktop system.

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OH, full desktop. Not even a micro system, this is slightly larger (although lighter) than my old desktop.

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Awesome! Looks like you got Debian installed. Any issues with it, or was it a 100% success in every respect?

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100% success, after fighting through small details.

The 4.9 kernel would recognize the USB as /dev/sda and the SSD as /dev/sdb so the initramfs created wouldn't boot after installation. Created a CD installer to install.

After installation the 4.9 kernel would crash with irq already used errors. Used the CD installer again to boot to rescue mode, chrooted into the install, edited /etc/apt/sources.list to enable backports, installed the backports kernel, and then when I rebooted it has run flawlessly since.

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100% success, after fighting through small details.

The 4.9 kernel would recognize the USB as /dev/sda and the SSD as /dev/sdb so the initramfs created wouldn't boot after installation. Created a CD installer to install.

After installation the 4.9 kernel would crash with irq already used errors. Used the CD installer again to boot to rescue mode, chrooted into the install, edited /etc/apt/sources.list to enable backports, installed the backports kernel, and then when I rebooted it has run flawlessly since.



Great! Good notes for anyone else who may try a similar exercise.

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