How to find version of reallu old Debian machine?

stan stanb at
Sat Mar 21 17:54:55 UTC 2009

I've got a really old version of Debian running on an internal amchine. As
a matter offact the kerrnel was last compiled in 2003!

I want to try to find a pacjage (.deb) to install on this machine, and I
need to know the version of Debian on this machine to start googling.

How do I determine this?

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