upgrade postgresql-8.1 to postgresql-8.3 in debian etch

postgresql-8.3 available for etch on backports repositories. Add to /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://www.backports.org/debian etch-backports main contrib non-free

then install postgresql-8.3

#apt-get -t etch-backports install postgresql-8.3
#pg_dropcluster --stop 8.3 main
#pg_upgradecluster 8.1 main
#pg_dropcluster --stop 8.1 main
#apt-get remove postgresql-8.1

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debian installer with the latest kernel

It is pain dealing with not yet supported hardware especially Ethernet card. Because it is required to continue installation on debian netinst. Using custom kernel help a lot.

Dell PowerEdge T105 – no ethernet card detected
Custom debian installer download
Etch-and-half installer