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Old 10-29-2009, 03:13 PM   #1
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Never used Linux before-installing problems


Hi-I first want to say I've never used Linux before and I hope I am in the right area. I did read the "before posting" and believe this is where I should be, if I've wasted your time, I apologize and if you could direct me to the right area that would be great!

For a class I am taking, I need to install Redhat.

I have a Dell Inspirion 1545, Windows Vista. Trying to do a dual boot to install Fedora Core 1 on system. So in booting up, boot from CD-ROM and the Fedora Core screen comes up-install in graphical mode-choose language (english)-keyboard type (us). Then it comes to installation method-what type of media contains the packages to be installed-I select Local CDROM and it comes back no driver found, unable to find ay devices of the type needed for this installation type, manually select disk or use driver disk.

What am I missing or doing wrong? Thank you for any guidance!
 
Old 10-29-2009, 04:02 PM   #2
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Hi-I first want to say I've never used Linux before and I hope I am in the right area. I did read the "before posting" and believe this is where I should be, if I've wasted your time, I apologize and if you could direct me to the right area that would be great!

For a class I am taking, I need to install Redhat.

I have a Dell Inspirion 1545, Windows Vista. Trying to do a dual boot to install Fedora Core 1 on system. So in booting up, boot from CD-ROM and the Fedora Core screen comes up-install in graphical mode-choose language (english)-keyboard type (us). Then it comes to installation method-what type of media contains the packages to be installed-I select Local CDROM and it comes back no driver found, unable to find ay devices of the type needed for this installation type, manually select disk or use driver disk.

What am I missing or doing wrong? Thank you for any guidance!
Well, I hope
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Trying to do a dual boot to install Fedora Core 1 on system.
that's a typo, and you meant Fedora Core 11. FC1 is very, VERY old. If that's not a typo, that's probably your problem. Newer hardware probably isn't in the hardware database for FC1.
 
Old 10-29-2009, 04:07 PM   #3
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You sure want Fedora???

The Fedora Project is an openly-developed project designed by Red Hat, open for general participation, led by a meritocracy, following a set of project objectives. The goal of The Fedora Project is to work with the Linux community to build a complete, general purpose operating system exclusively from open source software. Development will be done in a public forum. The project will produce time-based releases of Fedora about 2-3 times a year, with a public release schedule. The Red Hat engineering team will continue to participate in building Fedora and will invite and encourage more outside participation than in past releases. By using this more open process, we hope to provide an operating system more in line with the ideals of free software and more appealing to the open source community.




Why not CentOS??
CentOS as a group is a community of open source contributors and users. Typical CentOS users are organisations and individuals that do not need strong commercial support in order to achieve successful operation. CentOS is 100% compatible rebuild of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in full compliance with Red Hat's redistribution requirements. CentOS is for people who need an enterprise class operating system stability without the cost of certification and support.
 
Old 10-29-2009, 04:13 PM   #4
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Look at this post.
Simply put, it doesn't "see" you HDD. I don't know what version of RedHat you should use, but you should use the newest-possible version, so that it would have a driver for your SATA controller.
 
  


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