Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 was installed from a Progeny netinst CD-ROM (28 June 2002). This desktop machine is to be used for data analysis by a government department.
After installation a new IDE card was installed (CMD680) with two IDE 60GB hard drives. This required at least version 2.4.19 of the kernel. I have also had feedback from another user at the University of London who has three cards running on a machine with kernel 2.4.19.