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Old 11-17-2008, 09:41 PM   #1
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How to install RedHat Linux 8.0 on Dell inspiron 1525 Laptop


I am facing problem when i am trying to install RedHat linux 8.0 on dell inspiron 1525 laptop. Problem is on attempt of installation hard disk not detected by laptop.
 
Old 11-17-2008, 10:02 PM   #2
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What reason do you have for installing such an old distribution ?
(I know others will ask ...)
 
Old 11-17-2008, 10:21 PM   #3
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Don't expect a really out of date distro to support more recent hardware. End of story.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 12:03 AM   #4
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RH 8 was reliced well before SATA was invented,

so if the laptop has a sata hard disk forget it,

use somthing form this centuary instead.
if you want somthing free and close enough to radhat that most tutorials will work try fedora

otherwise head over to www.distrowatch.com and pick somthing from the major distros list.
anything recent should work fine
 
Old 11-18-2008, 12:32 AM   #5
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It will not install on laptop with sata hard drives. You need something newer. If you are familiar with red hat based distros, you can try something like fedora. If distro is not your constraint and you can try for ubuntu. Trying out a live cd will be a better option. It will give you an idea how good your hardware is supported. RH8 is way tooo old. Throw that in dustbin and get something new.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 01:01 AM   #6
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Can i let me know other option that can i can do


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What reason do you have for installing such an old distribution ?
(I know others will ask ...)
 
Old 11-18-2008, 09:23 AM   #7
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Check out the Distro Reviews or the Linux Chooser
 
Old 11-18-2008, 10:14 AM   #8
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Linuxen are for the most part free so getting somthing else shouldent be a problem...

you wouldent install windows 95 on a brand new machine would you?

that's what you are attempting to do with RH8.0 and the chances are you wouldent get on with RH8 anyway, its not exactly user freindly.
most recent distros are many times over more freindly for new users
 
Old 11-18-2008, 11:50 AM   #9
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Can i let me know other option that can i can do
Anything in the top ten on the "hit list" at distrowatch.

If you like Redhat, then maybe try Fedora.
 
  


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