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I don't understand why RHEL would not work on a laptop---I had such a setup on my work computer many years ago. (The company supported it)
This aside---kazi; Why RHEL server? Does the server version even include the stuff for graphical mode? If not, you might have to might have to download it. Are you subscribed/registered with the Red Hat Network?
Well from my perspective it's not that it won't work, it's that it's not as easy and automated as ubuntu or fedora would be.
Confession: I never liked anything Red Hat, and was always too lazy to get up on the curve.
Good news: my company supported Linux
Bad news: only Red Hat
Good news: they **tolerated** me installing and using other distros---and provided "best efforts" support
Bad news: I retired and now I'm on my own.....except of course I have the support of this excellent forum.....
can anybody tell me how to solve this error "Unable to query Synaptic hardware" ...
The error occurs while booting RHEL_5 i386.... Please suggest me something.....
We did suggest you something...use a CURRENT version (NOT RHEL5), or use a different distro (like CentOS), but you ignored this advice several times. Using CentOS is recommended if you're not going to PAY FOR RHEL. And again, RHEL/CentOS are NOT designed for laptops. You can run Oracle on pretty much any distro, but if you insist on using RHEL, then pay for support.
Oracle also have their 'own' Linux distro, but AGAIN, you will need to pay for it, as you will Oracle 11g. Also, your laptop is a 64bit system, so why are you installing a 32bit OS?