to consider ...
2.4 or 2.6 kernel...The most important is that you have full advantage of your Debian SMP system now.
I also do not have the experience with updating from 2.4 to 2.6.
At this point i can not help you.
But if you just started you with a new and empty system you can consider to start over again and install the 2.6 kernel.
You can do this with the "linux26" command after inserting the Debian CD in your drive.
Maybe not important for you but good to know is that the 2.4 kernel series do not support SATA drives.
I have also seen that you choose for a 32 bit version.
I have installed the unofficial Debian Sarge 64 bit version with the kernel-image-2.6.8-12-em64t-p4-smp.
This Dual Xeon system is up and running for months now without any problems. Very stable. So if you want to give it a try....
(I mentioned this for consideration and have a little bit more advantage of your dual XEONs)
Last edited by Hans; 18th June 2006 at 00:27.