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Old 05-16-2010, 05:17 PM   #1
arun17reddy
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hi im new to linux.i just a laptop with windows vista OS. I wanna install redhat linux.can you please help so that i can install it freely.

PLEASE GIVE STEPS TO FOLLOW...
THANKS & REGARDS
ARUN...
 
Old 05-16-2010, 05:26 PM   #2
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Hi Arun, Red Hat is a commercial Linux distribution. Once you pay for your subscription, you'll get all the help and documentation you could possibly need.

If you want a free alternative, you can try CentOS. It is basically the same software with the Red Hat branding removed, and has no cost (or paid support).

With either option, you'll need to read the instructions and understand what you're doing. There is no short cut.

You should start by reading this:
http://centos.org/docs/5/html/Installation_Guide-en-US/

(edit) I should also probably ask, is there a particular reason why you chose Red Hat? It does not have a reputation as a good choice for first-time Linux users on a personal computer; its niche is servers and workstations in a corporate environment. You might find that a distribution like Ubuntu, Mint, or Puppy is an easier introduction to the world of Linux. But it is your choice in the end, good luck!

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Old 05-16-2010, 07:48 PM   #3
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red hat IS NOT a good choice for a new linux user on a home system

it is designed for the office


i would install 'Ubuntu' or look at installing 'Mint'
both are new user friendly

RHEL 5.5 is NOT user friendly ( for new users)
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PLEASE GIVE STEPS TO FOLLOW..
read the red hat site then call your paid for tech rep.
http://www.redhat.com/
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/#RHEL5
and the red hat "install guide"
http://www.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red...ide/index.html

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Old 05-17-2010, 12:38 AM   #4
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Yes i agree with John.. red hat is not the best choice if you are new in this world.. the best choice should be.. UBUNTU..http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

And here you have youtube tutorial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C50lfthxxdU
 
Old 05-17-2010, 01:28 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by arun17reddy View Post
hi im new to linux.i just a laptop with windows vista OS. I wanna install redhat linux.can you please help so that i can install it freely.

PLEASE GIVE STEPS TO FOLLOW...
THANKS & REGARDS
ARUN...
Please clarify what you need to do. I believe there is a way of installing without paying, but you do not get any updates, support, etc. Have you checked the RedHat site?

As already stated, really better to start with something else.
 
Old 05-20-2010, 08:41 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by arun17reddy View Post
hi im new to linux.i just a laptop with windows vista OS. I wanna install redhat linux.can you please help so that i can install it freely.

PLEASE GIVE STEPS TO FOLLOW...
THANKS & REGARDS
ARUN...
Do some google first.
 
Old 05-20-2010, 10:16 AM   #7
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Hi Arun,

I would like to share my little experience of choosing a Linux distribution.

Trust me, Redhat is not a better choice for your home Laptop.

I have been working on Fedora at Office since 18 months, I have found it good for desktops.

Initially I installed Fedora12 on my new Dell Inspiron laptop at home. I noticed my Fn+F2 and Fn+F3 keys were not working to increase/decrease screen brightness.

Later I installed latest Ubuntu 10.04 in another partition. I did not find any problem related to keys. It has great GUI with better driver support and easy to use for beginners. I feel Ubuntu rocks when it comes to desktop/laptops.

My suggestion is start with latest Ubuntu.

If you want to try out free RHEL ( for RHCE or any other reason ) choose CentOS.

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