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Old 12-05-2012, 02:54 AM   #1
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problem with Installing older versions of Linux on some laptops.


Hi all;
recently, i want to install Redhat Enterprise 4.0 on my Dell N5010 laptop. But the process of installation is aborted by some unknown reasons. I mean, I don't know what the problems are. I can successfully install the newer version of Redhat enterprise (i.e. RHEL Enterprise 6.0) Linux.
i try some other versions of Linux such as Centos 4 and Fedora 6.0, but neither of them successfully installed.
If someone know how to overcome this problem, please guide me.
I think, this problem is raised due to the type of laptop's Hard disk. is it correct?
beside of Linux, I've installed windows 7 on my laptop. does this affect the Linux efficiency?

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:19 AM   #2
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Those older versions (for which I see absolutely no reason to run them) simply lack the drivers for your hardware. Even if you would be able to install them you wouldn't have much fun with that machine, since it will lack drivers for almost any hardware in that machine and may even be damaging, for example due to overheating because of non-working frequency scaling on the CPU.
 
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:41 AM   #3
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Those older versions (for which I see absolutely no reason to run them) simply lack the drivers for your hardware. Even if you would be able to install them you wouldn't have much fun with that machine, since it will lack drivers for almost any hardware in that machine and may even be damaging, for example due to overheating because of non-working frequency scaling on the CPU.
Thanks for your answer.
yes, older versions are somewhat crude. but i need to install a technical software which it is installed successfully on older versions (i.e. Redhat 4.0 or CentOS 3 ...). and I can not install it on newer versions. the software need some libraries which they are either removed or renamed in newer versions.

Not only older but even some newers (such as CenOS 5.3) are also not install on my computer. why Linux versions are all hardware dependent? I mean, why Linux (for instance: CentOS 5.3) on some computers is installed successfully and on some is not.


Thanks.

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:49 AM   #4
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CentOS 5 is old, your laptop is new, that is the whole reason. If you really have to run an older system try it in a virtual machine.
 
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the software need some libraries
Which libraries ?

The most old libs can be installed as an rpm package.


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... renamed in newer versions
Then there is no conflict, and the old lib may work OK.

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