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Old 07-26-2006, 09:01 AM   #1
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Is BENQ DW1650 Compatible w/ Linux


Hi guys,

I am very new to this forum, and to Linux as well.

Now, I am having problem installing Redhat Linux 8 on my PC (Pentium 4, 3.4 GHz). I was trying to boot from CD using the the DVDROM as mentioned in the title. It went well until I got stucked at the stage where linux asked me to select driver for local scsi cdrom. No driver seleceted seems to work at this stage.

Please help, coz i need it to run pretty badly.

Let me know if you need more info about my pc.

Thanks in advance.

wmf
 
Old 07-26-2006, 05:26 PM   #2
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I am having problem installing Redhat Linux 8 on my PC (Pentium 4, 3.4 GHz).
Stop trying to install a dinosaur and use a modern distro instead.

Suggestions:

Ubuntu 6.06: http://www.ubuntu.com

OpenSuse10: http://opensuse.org

FC5: http://fedora.redhat.com

Last edited by WhatsHisName; 07-26-2006 at 05:29 PM.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 05:35 PM   #3
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Is there any reson you have to have red hat 8? Just curios. If you don't then I think WhatsHisName made great suggestions. Your hardware may be too new for red hat 8. (Might not though).
 
Old 07-27-2006, 05:52 AM   #4
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WhatsHisName & jstephens84, thanks for the replies.

The reason I am using redhat is that everybody in my lab is using it, either 7 or 8. So I figured I should use the same to make things work smoothly. Is it gonna be no problem if I use other distro? I will try to look into installing another distro.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 11:08 AM   #5
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Well If you would like to stay with the red hat family then Fedora Core 5 is what you are looking for. Red hat broke off into two divisions so say. Really they just stop focusing on a free OS and put in their time and effort into their enterprise Linux. Fedora was given to a pretty good communinty to take over. They still have some say so in it. If you choose fedora core 5 it should still work for what you are trying to do. If you run into any other problems even in your lab just fire up you browser and head to LQ and we can help you solve it or point you into the right direction if you want to solve it yourself.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 12:09 PM   #6
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WhatsHisName & jstephens84, thanks for the replies.

The reason I am using redhat is that everybody in my lab is using it, either 7 or 8. So I figured I should use the same to make things work smoothly. Is it gonna be no problem if I use other distro? I will try to look into installing another distro.
You should also do them a favour and get them copies of FC5 as well! I'm sure they'll thank you for it!

-R
 
Old 07-27-2006, 12:25 PM   #7
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Yeah, I imagine that drive wasn't even around when RH8 came out. Something newer like FC5 will give you a similar feel but a much better experience in terms of hardware support, user friendliness, and stability.
 
  


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