|Didn't see anything under installation that answered my questions.
Installed Aptosid kde full 32 bit. Did the upgrade like instructed in the manual
Log out of KDE.
After doing Ctrl+Alt+F1 and logging in as root, I didn't type 'init 3' but the dist-upgrade seemed to go fine. Then after the upgrade and clean, when I type 'init 5 && exit' I was not able to get back to the gui. Is that because I didn't type 'init 3'? Also, what are the '&&' for?
Go to Textmode by doing Ctrl+Alt+F1
logon as root,
and then type:
init 5 && exit
During the upgrade, I got a message about kernel 2.6.35-4 but two things were missing and that I needed to get them. They were rt181686d-2.fw and rt181686d-1.fw. I didn't understand where and how to get them and start using them.
I have used linux for 5 or 6 years now and multi-boot my computer with XP and 4 or 5 linux distros. I keep a couple that I work with on a daily basis and swap the others out as I see fit. I like to see what the new distros look like and how they work. It is a learning experience for me.