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Old 05-23-2013, 08:26 AM   #1
Texas Weatherman
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A question or two about installing Red Hat 8.0 before I start:


I want to install Red Hat 8.0 over the XP OS.
(Replacing the XP OS).

My questions are:
1. Will the Linux OS change the BIOS setup?

2. Is my hardware compatible with a Linux OS?
I have a MS Windows XP PC with a Pentium Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50 GHZ, 4.0GB RAM, and a NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT
video card.
 
Old 05-23-2013, 08:30 AM   #2
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DO
NOT
INSTALL
REDHAT
8.0

IT IS 10 YEARS OLD!

try fedora 19 as a modern desktop descendent, or mint or ubuntu as very popular non redhat based alternatives.
 
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:35 AM   #3
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Linux Installation doesn't change your BIOS settings. It of cos needs a own partition (or more - 2 minimum if you use swap which you should) to install. But if you replace your XP with Linux this should not be the problem. If you will "Dual Boot" have a look around here in the forums for topics in "Dual Boot".

If you use your laptop as target for security testing you can install RH 8 :-))
RH8 security
 
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:27 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Texas Weatherman View Post
I want to install Red Hat 8.0 over the XP OS.
(Replacing the XP OS).
RH8 is older then XP
Quote:
My questions are:
1. Will the Linux OS change the BIOS setup?
no more then any other OS would. no Linux does not mess around with BIOS settings unlike win8
Quote:

2. Is my hardware compatible with a Linux OS?
I have a MS Windows XP PC with a Pentium Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50 GHZ, 4.0GB RAM, and a NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT
video card.
doubt it. that video card is newer then RH8 and odds are you have sATA connected HDDs, those will NOT be compatible with RH8.

as acid pointed out above. do not bother with RH8, its to bloody old. Put Fedora http://fedoraproject.org/ or CentOS http://www.centos.org/ on there if you must stick with a server class OS.
 
  


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