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Old 10-30-2009, 09:20 PM   #1
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Just installed my VERY FIRST Linux RedHat 9 Distro on Microsoft Virtual PC. need help


I installed Linux RedHat 9 on my PC in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 & I gotta say , the configuration & customization is AMAZING~!!! I dont know if Im gonna go back to Windows lol

Anyway , Is there a way I can change the color to 16-bit on Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 before the OS starts loading~??? Because I get like a black screen and weird icons because when I installed RH9 I chose to install with 24-bit color I think. But I need to change it to 16-bit for RH9 to run successfully.

Is there a command or something I can use to change it from the "GRUB" or something like that~??

Thanks in advance
 
Old 10-30-2009, 09:54 PM   #2
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I gave up on Virtual PC years ago - too slow, and the CD emulation is poor. And it is M$oft, so I now use Virtualbox. With that you can set the bit depth for each guest prior to starting it (to 16 or 24 say).
The problem is in Xserver (the GUI manager effectively) - that can't be set from grub. Rather than trying to fix a very old Linux, go get Fedora, and install that. There have been 11 releases of Fedora since Redhat 9 (same people, new name).
 
Old 10-30-2009, 10:06 PM   #3
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Ohhhh I see~!!! So basically Red Hat IS Fedora~???????????????????????????

I thought they were completely different because I have been working with Red Hat 9 at my school.

So should I get the latest version of Fedora~???
 
Old 10-30-2009, 10:09 PM   #4
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fedora is the field test for rhel. If something works well in fedora and it is needed in rhel then it will be added in the next release.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 11:24 PM   #5
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Yep, if you want something that really, really resembles RH, you should CentOS instead - it's the same thing only you are not entitled to any official support from Red Hat (then again, it's free) but there is support from the CentOS team. Unlike Fedora, it is supported for several years so it is far better suited for use as a server or a long-term desktop.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 12:17 AM   #6
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Well I have no idea whats what lol

Man I wanna test out Linux but installing RedHat is a pain ... I have been having a CRAPLOAD of errors like :
rpmdb: fatal region error detected; run recovery
INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes


And then errors in freakn VirtualBox ... man its hard to configure , I dont understand any of the commands

So now I just dumped RedHat & am now trying Debian. Hopefully something works lol
 
Old 10-31-2009, 05:25 AM   #7
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Redhat 9 was issued year 2002 ? and can run hardware
older than that.

Do not expect an ancient OS to work on a modern computer.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 06:10 AM   #8
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Given the number of people who post here about how they've just installed RedHat 9, someone should make a sticky thread entitled something like "Just installed RedHat 9? Read this."

The thread need only contain one post that briefly explains RedHat 9 is utterly obsolete and suggests sensible alternatives.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 12:14 PM   #9
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Haha damn , I had no idea ... LOL i thought it was like the newest shizz hahaaha

too much linux distros~!!!
 
Old 10-31-2009, 02:28 PM   #10
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Okay I installed PCLinuxOS & Debian in VirtualBox ... I like Debian out of all of them but I'm wondering .. which one is the best in the business world~??? Like for datacenters & severs , etc~??? I thought RedHat9 was thats why I was messing with that but i didnt know it was freakn old
 
Old 10-31-2009, 02:49 PM   #11
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Red Hat (and Centos) are probably the top of the list. Also Debian and Novell are widely used. Ubuntu offers a server version too. For your own personal server, I would suggest going with the distro you are most comfortable with - particularly as it's you that's using it
 
Old 10-31-2009, 03:18 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bruceleejr View Post
Like for datacenters & severs
Being a Datacenter Technician, where I work, CentOS comes out as Top dog, it is a medium sized tier 3 Datacenter, next would be... windows server, then Debian I would say. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is too rich for a lot of our customer's, but some still use it. The facility I work in is generally catered to the cheaper end of the market for dedicated and co-location hosting...

I just wouldn't advise Ubuntu server, Debian is already there, Ubuntu branched off from Debian along time ago but Debian handles being a server alot better in my honest opinion.

Last edited by r3sistance; 10-31-2009 at 03:19 PM.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 03:48 PM   #13
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Okay Ill keep CentOS in mind when I create my server.

I'm a freakn big linux newbie so I have a crapload of more questions like:

Since Im running Fedora 11 ,I tried running

sudo apt-get install samba

But it kept saying "command not found" , so then I searched Google & they told me to run this command

yum install gedit-plugins

And it installed something lol... because all I wanted to do was share windows files with my new Linux Fedora machine ... man its freakn hard haha
 
Old 10-31-2009, 04:31 PM   #14
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yum install samaba
is the direct equivalent of apt-get install samba. Gedit is a text editor, you installed a text editor. TO share a folder, right click on it and click share once samba is installed.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 05:17 PM   #15
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yum is used to administer RH based systems; apt-get to manage debian based systems.
 
  


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