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Old 09-24-2012, 12:26 AM   #1
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How to install a redhat on my laptop pls


Pls after i finished download, a screen appear displaying Welcome Redhat.I saw language which i selected English,Keyboard i selected U.S,it took me a stage where i can select the drivers.But,Pls i want you to help me with the procedures.Thank you
 
Old 09-24-2012, 12:34 AM   #2
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If you're trying out RedHat for the first time then it's probably a good idea for you to use CentOS. While it's not illegal for you to use RedHat you will be missing important updates to your system. CentOS is a community build of RedHat sources and reflect RHEL as closely as possible. Please check that out as an option. Here's a link to CentOS.

https://www.centos.org/

Is this your first time using Linux? Perhaps RedHat is not the best choice for you at all. Try taking this quiz to find out a list of distributions that would be good for you to try out first.

http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/

If you're still completely set on using RedHat can you please provide more information? What version of RedHat is it? If you don't know which version then can you provide a link with where you downloaded it so it can be analyzed? If possible, post a screenshot of the error you're seeing. In my experience, RedHat installers are pretty straight forward so having a screenshot of your problem would help me to help you.

SAM

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Old 09-24-2012, 12:46 AM   #3
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Thank you. I am now downloading:CentOS-6.3-i386-LiveCD.iso after i finish must i go and download CentOS-6.3-i386-LiveCD.torrent,CentOS-6.3-i386-LiveDVD.iso e.t.c this is the site i am downloading it:Index of /centos/6.3/isos/i386 and pls what is the next step after finish download.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 01:03 AM   #4
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In short: 1) Burn the ISO using something like imgburn. 2) Then boot up to the disk.

Use Google frequently when stuck. Installation has been well documented many times over on the internet.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 05:23 AM   #5
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Thank you. I am now downloading:CentOS-6.3-i386-LiveCD.iso after i finish must i go and download CentOS-6.3-i386-LiveCD.torrent,CentOS-6.3-i386-LiveDVD.iso e.t.c this is the site i am downloading it:Index of /centos/6.3/isos/i386 and pls what is the next step after finish download.
I am not sure you need all that....Normally, you just need one CD or DVD to get started. We gave you instructions here also:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...em-4175428638/

Doesn't the CentOS site have installation instructions?
 
Old 09-24-2012, 05:41 AM   #6
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Red Hat > Centos

swscorpio you definitely should use Centos 6 rather than a possibly illegal version of RH.

There is a good tutorial at http://minimallinux.blogspot.co.uk/2...l-install.html

which walks you through the installation of Centos 6 and configuring a Fluxbox Desktop, which you can substitute for any other if you wish at step 13, just replace it with, for example, kde-plasma-desktop.

Centos 6 is free and has long term support.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 12:06 PM   #7
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swscorpio you definitely should use Centos 6 rather than a possibly illegal version of RH.

There is a good tutorial at http://minimallinux.blogspot.co.uk/2...l-install.html

which walks you through the installation of Centos 6 and configuring a Fluxbox Desktop, which you can substitute for any other if you wish at step 13, just replace it with, for example, kde-plasma-desktop.

Centos 6 is free and has long term support.
It's not illegal to use RH without paying for a subscription; I have personally confirmed this. You just won't receive updates. Generally it is still recommended to use CentOS because of updates if you're not using a trial or paid subscription of RedHat.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 12:41 PM   #8
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Centos 6

possibly illegal version of RH.
 
Old 09-24-2012, 12:48 PM   #9
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The only illegal thing would be if they tried to use forged account credentials to access updates. Both CentOS & Scientific Linux are essentially Red Hat "clones,"... Rebuilt from source with only trademarked materials, and any proprietary components changed or removed.

The vast majority of what is in RHEL is licensed under the GPL (and some under the Apache license, I believe),... so Red Hat can't really (meaning, functionally) place a limitation on redistribution. You're just going to get -0- support, and no updates...
 
  


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