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Old 05-13-2010, 08:28 AM   #1
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Smile New to linux, pls help !!


Hi All,,

I m very new 2 Linux...planning to do RHCE,....can u pls help me out....

I need to know about the Pre-requisites for installing RH9 in my laptop.
Can i Format one drive and install on that drive....(dual booting of XP and RH9).....

thnx in advnce !!
 
Old 05-13-2010, 08:48 AM   #2
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RH9 for compatibility and security sakes, it should be avoided to use. (2003 i believe it was released)

Better use a recent Fedora release of a recent CentOS (which is a free version of RHES)

Also hardware support is way better compared to years ago. (laptop support back then was a pain in the *ss to configure, nowadays it's easy)

Also RHCE doesn't work with very outdated releases anymore (as study referencing).
 
Old 05-13-2010, 09:03 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot.....

But i am thinking to learn any of linux right now... for atleast developing the Linux base....
 
Old 05-13-2010, 09:56 AM   #4
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Hi

If you want to learn any Linux to get started...then the best option is either Fedora or Ubuntu which can be downloaded free from their respective websites.

Its much more advisable to go for a recent distro where updates are freely available so that as you learn more about Linux; you're able to install new applications.

Cheers,
Yas
 
Old 05-14-2010, 02:24 AM   #5
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Post Which linux to choose for certification??

Hi all,

Can you please help me which linux,for doing the certification, should I choose??
Is it RH9 or Fredora or ubantu???

I am looking for RHCE certification.....

Pls help me out !!
 
Old 05-14-2010, 02:50 AM   #6
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Hi all,

Can you please help me which linux,for doing the certification, should I choose??
Is it RH9 or Fredora or ubantu???

I am looking for RHCE certification.....

Pls help me out !!
Centos 5...maybe 5.3 or 5.4 as this mirrors the RHEL release.

You do not want ubuntu as it is debian based.
if Fedora, you would need to use 6 or 7 as that is the closest to the current RHEL.
 
Old 05-14-2010, 03:31 AM   #7
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For RHCE purposes most certainly go with CentOS 5 - since its the mirror image of RHEL which you'll do your certification against.

Elsewhere on LQ you'll find quite a few interesting threads on getting your RHCE.

Cheers,
Yas
 
Old 05-14-2010, 03:50 AM   #8
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Hi all,

Can you please help me which linux,for doing the certification, should I choose??
Is it RH9 or Fredora or ubantu???

I am looking for RHCE certification.....

Pls help me out !!
If you are looking for RHCE certification, you need some RH clone. CentOS5.4 seems to be the best. Ubuntu will not give you RHCE certification. If you want to look for Ubuntu certification, UCP is there.
 
Old 05-14-2010, 03:54 AM   #9
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Here's the relevant section of LQ - you'll find there a lot of interesting threads about certifications:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...tification-46/
 
Old 05-14-2010, 04:11 PM   #10
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Hi all,

Can you please help me which linux,for doing the certification, should I choose??
Is it RH9 or Fredora or ubantu???

I am looking for RHCE certification.....

Pls help me out !!
To practice a student copy of RHEL5 is provided by RedHat if u register for the training at any training partner of RedHat,otherwise u can use CENTOS 5 or Scientific OS 5 for ur practice ..
 
Old 05-15-2010, 09:55 AM   #11
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I have merged your two closely-related threads. Please do not start new threads which duplicate ones already running.

In the first thread, you were advised not to use RH9---I'm puzzled that you keep asking about it.
 
Old 05-20-2010, 08:11 AM   #12
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Hi all,

Can you please help me which linux,for doing the certification, should I choose??
Is it RH9 or Fredora or ubantu???

I am looking for RHCE certification.....

Pls help me out !!
You can try CentOS
 
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:27 PM   #13
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In the spirit of being current, you may wish to know that CentOS 5.5 is the current release. Considering that neither Red Hat Enterprise Linux nor CentOS are "bleeding edge", in fact, they are quite stable, getting anything much older than 5.5 is likely to provide you with REALLY OLD software. Mind you, when running a server environment, stability is far more important than age, but nevertheless starting with a recent stable software version is a wise choice.

CentOS is a source code compiled version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It is functionally equivalent. Where it differs is that it lacks the Red Hat logo and the potentially expensive support. You can download it at no cost, and there are no costs for package upgrades. Professional support is available, but it is not required, therefore it is a good choice for anyone on a tight budget.

There are many other good server based operating systems, but if you intend to pursue an RHCE certification, then either RHEL or CentOS are the only reasonable places to begin.
 
  


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