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Old 03-14-2008, 04:09 PM   #1
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enterprise edition on Laptop


Hi all,

I am completely new to linux. It is my first time to use it. One of my friends install Red Hat Enterprise Edition WS 4 to my new hp 530 laptop.

I am feeling it is not the appropariate version to my laptop as it takes a very long time to load.

My processor is 1 Mbyte Cache and I have 512 Memory.

I hope if any one recommend me the aproparriate Linus version to my laptop?

Thanks in advance.

Abu Noor-Eddin
 
Old 03-14-2008, 04:35 PM   #2
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Hi,

And welcome to LQ!

What clockspeed is the CPU? And how long is "very long"?



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Old 03-14-2008, 04:54 PM   #3
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Please provide mey self and the other Lq members with the followin system specifications,
  1. Clock Speed
  2. Amount of Ram
  3. date of manufacture in mm/dd/year format
  4. Amount of Physical memory (Ram)
  5. Hqrd drive size as you will need a swap ( virtual Memory partition that is at least 1.5 times that of the phsyical memory )curently installed ion the machine.
  6. Manufacturer,Model Name and clasifacation number (I.e. HP Pavillion Ze4500).
 
Old 03-14-2008, 05:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for your prompt response.

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My processor details are:
Current Clock Speed 1862
Description x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 12
Manufacturer GenuineIntel
Name Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 440 @ 1.86GHz
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Ram: 512 Mbyte
Memory Reported to Operating System: 503MB
-------------------------------------------------
Date of manufacture: 05/23/2007
-------------------------------------------------
Hard drive: 80 Gbyte. Windows xp takes 50 Gbyte. Linux has the rest.
The linux partations are divided as follow: nearly 10G for the first partation. 2G for swap partation. 13G one more linux partation.
------------------------------------------------------------------
Model: Hp 530
Version HP - 23050720
-----------------------------------------------------------------

Waiting for your reply.

Abu Noor-Eddin
 
Old 03-14-2008, 05:38 PM   #5
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And how long is "very long" in seconds?
 
Old 03-14-2008, 05:42 PM   #6
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And how long is "very long" in seconds?
It takes nearly 15 minute.
 
Old 03-14-2008, 05:47 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Abu Noor Eddin View Post
Thanks for your prompt response.

-------------------------------------------------
My processor details are:
Current Clock Speed 1862
Description x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 12
Manufacturer GenuineIntel
Name Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 440 @ 1.86GHz
-------------------------------------------------
Ram: 512 Mbyte
Memory Reported to Operating System: 503MB
-------------------------------------------------
Date of manufacture: 05/23/2007
-------------------------------------------------
Hard drive: 80 Gbyte. Windows xp takes 50 Gbyte. Linux has the rest.
The linux partations are divided as follow: nearly 10G for the first partation. 2G for swap partation. 13G one more linux partation.
------------------------------------------------------------------
Model: Hp 530
Version HP - 23050720
-----------------------------------------------------------------

Waiting for your reply.

Abu Noor-Eddin
Looks like Ubuntu is a good distro for this Laptop www.ubuntu.com

-C
 
Old 03-14-2008, 05:50 PM   #8
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It takes nearly 15 minute.
Holy cow. Now that's too slow by any standard. I'm almost certain
there's something seriously mis-configured, it probably tries to find
something via DNS before the network is properly reachable. Not even
a redhat install can be that slow on that kind of hardware.


Are you using a boot-splash or can you see the boot messages dashing
(probably more like staggering in this case) past? If it's a splash,
turn it off (not sure how, i'm sure there must be a boot option) and
see where it spends its time.


That all said: on that hardware (when configured right) ANY distro
should run fast. Try several, stick with the one that suits.
My personal recommendation is Slackware ;}


Cheers,
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:27 PM   #9
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Holy cow. Now that's too slow by any standard. I'm almost certain
there's something seriously mis-configured, it probably tries to find
something via DNS before the network is properly reachable. Not even
a redhat install can be that slow on that kind of hardware.


Are you using a boot-splash or can you see the boot messages dashing
(probably more like staggering in this case) past? If it's a splash,
turn it off (not sure how, i'm sure there must be a boot option) and
see where it spends its time.


That all said: on that hardware (when configured right) ANY distro
should run fast. Try several, stick with the one that suits.
My personal recommendation is Slackware ;}


Cheers,
Tink
I did not understand the point of boot that you talked about in the second paragraph.

Shall I change this distro? or I can by somehow configure it correctly?
 
Old 03-14-2008, 09:09 PM   #10
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I think that the distro is NOT the culprit (as such, anyway - I
don't know how it was set-up). I was asking whether you see
textual messages as the machine boots, or whether it just displays
a logo; and I was hoping that there's an option on the boot-menu
that will allow you to show the messages rather than the logo.


That's all. At this stage I think blindly advising you too
get another distro is a bad move - assuming that your friend
who installed WS 4.0 for you is in the vicinity and happy to
support you, and that WS 4.0 is what HE'S familiar with.

I'm not suggesting that LQ is a bad support resource, on the
contrary, I think we're pretty darn good. But I don't know you,
your learning style, and how computer savvy you are in general,
so suggesting to stick with something that someone in your social
and geographical vicinity is familiar with seems to make the
most sense to me. In this context: have you talked to your
friend about this? I'd say that anything above a minute boot
time on that box needs looking into.




Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 03-15-2008, 12:42 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Abu Noor Eddin View Post
Thanks for your prompt response.

-------------------------------------------------
My processor details are:
Current Clock Speed 1862
Description x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 12
Manufacturer GenuineIntel
Name Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 440 @ 1.86GHz
-------------------------------------------------
Ram: 512 Mbyte
Memory Reported to Operating System: 503MB
-------------------------------------------------
Date of manufacture: 05/23/2007
-------------------------------------------------
Hard drive: 80 Gbyte. Windows xp takes 50 Gbyte. Linux has the rest.
The linux partations are divided as follow: nearly 10G for the first partation. 2G for swap partation. 13G one more linux partation.
------------------------------------------------------------------
Model: Hp 530
Version HP - 23050720
-----------------------------------------------------------------

Waiting for your reply.

Abu Noor-Eddin
Based upon the specifications that you haver provided us with I wouldn't recommend any other distribution then Xububtu as all of the other main stream distributions are way to bloated and would require you to find at-least another 512 memory sim which may or may not be in the cards. I hate to promote A bsd derived Distribution but you may also benefit from trying PCBSD on for size.

BTW: Consider resizing your windows partition as you will most indefinitely need minimum of a 1 to 2 gb Swap partition.

Last edited by inspiron_Droid; 03-15-2008 at 12:47 AM. Reason: Speeling correticons and a freiendly hin't.
 
Old 03-15-2008, 02:18 AM   #12
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Based upon the specifications that you haver provided us with I wouldn't recommend any other distribution then Xububtu as all of the other main stream distributions are way to bloated and would require you to find at-least another 512 memory sim which may or may not be in the cards. I hate to promote A bsd derived Distribution but you may also benefit from trying PCBSD on for size.

BTW: Consider resizing your windows partition as you will most indefinitely need minimum of a 1 to 2 gb Swap partition.
512 mb is plenty to run any linux distro, I have only 643 mb of swap and I have 256 mb of ram and I never run out. I don't understand why people think 512 mb of ram is that low end
 
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Based upon the specifications that you haver provided us with I wouldn't recommend any other distribution then Xububtu as all of the other main stream distributions are way to bloated and would require you to find at-least another 512 memory sim which may or may not be in the cards.
No offense, but that's just plain wrong. I know several people
whose desktop machines are plain old boxes with P2 or P3 CPUs
and 256MB of RAM using KDE (*GASP*) and they're quite happy.

Unless you want to run VMs, edit large images or movies your
statement above just doesn't make sense.



Cheers,
Tink
 
  


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