Altrop is a dual processor, high-end server. Debian GNU/Linux 2.2r2 was installed from CD-ROM, 23 November 2001. The network card was not immediately recognised so a 2.2.19 kernel was installed. Altrop was then upgraded to unstable over the internet. The kernel was then upgraded to 2.4.14-686-smp supporting dual processors. A custom kernel was compiled to further support the extra memory through the HIMEM option.