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Old 07-28-2009, 07:49 AM   #1
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installing redhat linux 5 on sata harddrive


sir

i have been trying to install redhat linux 5 on my compaq CQ40-330TU laptop which is having sata harddrive,but unable to install.

and first it's booting fine but after that os could not able to detect sata hard driver,

and i have assingned 50gb unpartitioned space for that ,

at present i am using windows 7 RC on my laptop,if it possible i want to duel boot with my existing os other wise i want delete that os.

please help me to install redhat linux 5 on my laptop.


Thanks & Regards
Ramunaidu,
Bangalore,
system Admin,
 
Old 07-28-2009, 08:40 AM   #2
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RH5? Do you mean RHEL5? RHEL5 definitely has drivers for sata. I have it installed on my dell which acts as a squid proxy server, If you want to install it on your laptop which I suspect is going to be used as server, I would recommend using a desktop distribution like Ubuntu or Fedora or something similar. RH is enterprise and absolutely not made to be used on laptops or desktop machines.
 
Old 07-28-2009, 01:32 PM   #3
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RHEL5 works fine as a desktop/laptop. Because of its nature as an enterprise OS it will lag behind a lot of distros in features or bells and whistles(more stable). Depending on how new the hardware you are using is, you may need to use 5.3 instead of 5.0, there was a lot of hardware support added in 5.3.
 
Old 07-29-2009, 02:32 AM   #4
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I seriously do not understand why RHEL/CentOS for desktops / laptops? They have got Fedora for the purpose. Obviously unless desktop / laptop is used as office entity where office pays for the subscription like one of my earlier offices where I worked which made us mandatory to use RHEL as test machines for testing the proprietary file systems for Linux and Solaris. But that is entirely a different case.
 
Old 07-29-2009, 02:39 AM   #5
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Fedora is a bleeding edge R&D distro, with a high turnover in releases. You don't want it on a serious eg business desk/lap top. Use one of the RHEL/Centos Desktop/Wkstn options.
http://www.redhat.com/rhel/compare/
 
Old 07-29-2009, 02:41 AM   #6
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There is no subscription fee for Centos.

With RHEL/Centos you have support for five years (plus). Whereas with Fedora you only have support for thirteen months, after that you need to do a clean install(still officially preferred method). Other than dazzle factor there is very little that can be done on Fedora that cannot be done on RHEL/Centos. The reason RH supports Fedora is to develop and debug new technologies for RHEL, RHEL4 was based on FC3, RHEL5 was based on (and you can run virtually any rpm from) FC6, RHEL6 will be based on some version of Fedora(possibly even F11 if it is cleaner than F9 and F10 was).

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Old 07-29-2009, 07:34 AM   #7
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RHEL5 on sata hard drive

could i know ,where can i get sata drivers for redhat linux 5 version,

and how to install.
 
Old 07-29-2009, 02:28 PM   #8
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ramunaidu9

As we asked before, are you running RH5 or RHEL5? These are two totally different products produced about ten years apart. If you are actually running RH5 it is highly unlikely that you will find them. IF you are running RHEL5 then you should contact RH and get their help, that is what the subscription is for. If you do not have a subscription you should be running Centos instead. If you download RHEL/Centos5.3 your sata controller should be supported right from the start.
 
Old 07-29-2009, 08:39 PM   #9
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if you are trying to use the VERY VERY OLD RH5 . there is no sata driver for it because there were NO SATA drives around( or designed yet) before it became UNSUPPORTED

if on the other hand it is RHEL 5.3 ( the current ) then that support is already built into it and no driver is needed .
 
Old 07-29-2009, 09:07 PM   #10
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My first post

hi
please tell me the detailed procedure of how to dual boot system with windows xp and linux

hi
please tell me the detailed procedure of how to dual boot system with windows xp and linux

hi
please tell me the detailed procedure of how to dual boot system with windows xp and linux

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sir

i have been trying to install redhat linux 5 on my compaq CQ40-330TU laptop which is having sata harddrive,but unable to install.

and first it's booting fine but after that os could not able to detect sata hard driver,

and i have assingned 50gb unpartitioned space for that ,

at present i am using windows 7 RC on my laptop,if it possible i want to duel boot with my existing os other wise i want delete that os.

please help me to install redhat linux 5 on my laptop.


Thanks & Regards
Ramunaidu,
Bangalore,
system Admin,
 
Old 07-29-2009, 10:02 PM   #11
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the above post by "raviteja_veguru" must be a bot .Please ban the bot.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 03:58 AM   #12
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Installing redhat linux on sata

hi

finally i have installed redhat linux 5.3 version on my compaq CQ40-330TU and it's working fine.

could you help me which video player can support redhat linux 5.3 version and please provide me the link so that i can download and can install .

Thanks & Regards
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:29 AM   #13
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VLC is one of the better players around. It and a lot of other stuff is available from the rpmforge repo.

https://rpmrepo.org/RPMforge/Using
 
Old 08-03-2009, 01:30 PM   #14
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seeing as you are not paying for the software updates and for teck support
you might want to look at the CentOS wiki
http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/MultimediaOnCentOS

for a video players
 
  


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