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i am new to the forum. I have a problem installing linux redhat 9 on my laption which is Acer Aspire 5100 AMD Turion 64 x2 1.6GHz (800MHz /core)
ATI Radeon XPress 1100
120 GB PATA hdd
1 GB DDR2 ram.
I have tried to install Redhat 9 on my own , but the machice always freeze after the 1st cd, so please if you are able to get a solution let me know at this address firstname.lastname@example.org For all the est of the menbers of this forum , is it possible to install solaris on this machine ie the acer one.
I'm currently running RHEL5Beta2 64-bit on an Acer Aspire 5000 which is also a 64-bit cpu system the only real difference then your laptop is the VGA controller. I'm using the laptop to post this reply BTW.
I answered you in you other posting about installing Solaris10 on the laptop, the answer was yes.
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that.
Kernel 126.96.36.199, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
Lenard is correct on getting a newer distro. Whether you 64 bit or 32bit does not matter, but since it is 64bit take the plunge. It will be a learning experience to say the least. That looks like the model I may get tomorrow at Circuit City.
Reasons on redhat 9 are mostly related to the kernel. First it is a 2.4 kernel and today if you have any problems the first thing mentioned is upgrade your kernel and 2.6 is current tier of kernels. Other things is the modules in 2.4 kernel are old and may not support newer versions of hardware. Plus the installer in redhat 9 and lower was terrible.
If you wish to try redhat you can use the command ' linux noprobe nofirewire ' on the boot line to start the installer and see how far that takes you. But you may be stuck again on a reboot when the dreaded kudzu tool starts up and checks for new hardware and locks you out again.
Distribution: RHEL/CentOS/SL 5 i386 and x86_64 pata for IDE in use
I'm sorry. I don't understand. What do I need to change to get the right res?
The /etc/X11/xorg.conf example file should work just fine with the driver installed. It is from my Acer Aspire 5100 laptop that I'm using to respond. You should be able to replace yours with this one or using your choice of text editor make the changes.
Also, the wireless card will not work with the Fedora simultaneous-download-and-install CD, correct?
Correct, you have a wired connection that should work without any problem.