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Old 09-04-2009, 03:29 AM   #1
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Not able to switch my RHEL 9 into Graphic Mode ..


1st Problem

I have RHEL 9 mounted on P4 256 MB but not able to switch to Graphic mode there is specific error my /dev/hda1 is full there is no enough memry to switch to grapic mode.

When I installed the Linux OS I was able to use Text & Graphic mode now it is not working kindly help me.

2nd Problem

I have HP dc5700 MT with 1 GB RAM and 160 GB Hard Disk I have installed Red Hat 9 but my NIC is not getting up

Also I am new user for the linux pls help me how to mount USB & CDRM which should be plug and play
 
Old 09-04-2009, 06:36 AM   #2
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RHEL 9 does not (yet) exist So you're talking about the old RH9.

The problem with older distros is two-fold:
no support so no security updates and bugfixes
no support so great difficulty to get it working on new hardware

If you do not have a good reason to use RH9, switch to something more modern.

With regards to the first problem, what was the partitioning scheme that you've used. The output of fdisk -l (lowercase L) will help us. You will get something like below (and you night need root privileges)
Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 8069 MB, 8069677056 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 981 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xf5d28b9b

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1         850     6827593+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2             851         981     1052257+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
For the second problem, can you post the output of lspci |grep -i eth (sample posted below) and dmseg |grep -i eth (no sample posted)

Code:
wim@aao:~$ lspci |grep -i eth
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
wim@aao:~$
 
Old 09-04-2009, 07:28 AM   #3
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For the first problem log in to the system and paste the output for
df -h

For second problem lspci -vv should give you which card you have. But it should be difficult to get it up if it is a newer hardware. You are using too old operating system.
But can I ask you why have you chosen such an old os that has not been updated in years and there is no way you are going to get any updates for?
 
Old 09-04-2009, 08:39 AM   #4
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1st Problem

I have RHEL 9 mounted on P4 256 MB but not able to switch to Graphic mode there is specific error my /dev/hda1 is full there is no enough memry to switch to grapic mode.

When I installed the Linux OS I was able to use Text & Graphic mode now it is not working kindly help me.

2nd Problem

I have HP dc5700 MT with 1 GB RAM and 160 GB Hard Disk I have installed Red Hat 9 but my NIC is not getting up

Also I am new user for the linux pls help me how to mount USB & CDRM which should be plug and play
Can you suggest me which Linux OS will be latest I want to purchase the licensed copy....

Can i download from the web if you have any FTP path OR any link so i can download it....
 
Old 09-04-2009, 09:05 AM   #5
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If you want to purchase the copy you can either purchase license for RHEL5.4 or SLES or Ubuntu though Ubuntu is free of charge for use and support is paid.
But if you want to use it as your desktop os then it should not be necessary to buy the support. Community is quite good here at LQ and you can solve the issues pretty well. Ubuntu is at 9.04 right now and come October and 9.10 should be out.
 
Old 09-04-2009, 09:29 AM   #6
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Centos is RHEL with the logos removed. It is free to download/update (unlike RHEL) and is binary compatible with RHEL. Centos5.3 is current(RHEL5.4 was just released so C5.4 should be ready in about a month) and will have support until 2014(?).
 
Old 09-04-2009, 09:48 AM   #7
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Life is full of difficult choices. Go to http://distrowatch.com/; at the right hand side (third block from the top) is a list that more or less resembles popularity. Pick one out of the e.g. top 10.

Some things to realize:
1)
Fedora has a life cycle of 13 months which implies that it will be supported (bugfixes, security updates) for 13 months after which you have to upgrade. For Ubuntu it is 18 months except for the LTS releases which are supported for 3 years (desktop) and 5 years (server); the current Ubuntu LTS is version 8.04. Other distros have other life cycles (Slackware and Debian are (far) longer if I'm not mistaken).
2)
A number of distros have a Live CD or come as a combination of Live CD / installation CD. Live CDs allows you to play around without installing and are a good way to check if (most of) your hardware will work straight out of the box.

Good luck with the choice.
 
Old 09-16-2009, 05:39 AM   #8
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On this basis can you tellme how to configure the NTP as i have RH 9 and i installed the NTP RPM package also I tried to update the ntp.conf file with below mentioned configuration.

# Permit time synchronization with our time source, but do not
# permit the source to query or modify the service on this system.
restrict default kod nomodify notrap nopeer noquery

# Permit all access over the loopback interface. This could
# be tightened as well, but to do so would effect some of
# the administrative functions.
restrict 127.0.0.1

# Hosts on local network are less restricted.
#restrict 192.168.1.0 mask 255.255.255.0 nomodify notrap

# Use public servers from the pool.ntp.org project.
# Please consider joining the pool (http://www.pool.ntp.org/join.html).
server 0.rhel.pool.ntp.org
server 1.rhel.pool.ntp.org
server 2.rhel.pool.ntp.org

#broadcast 192.168.1.255 key 42 # broadcast server
#broadcastclient # broadcast client
#broadcast 224.0.1.1 key 42 # multicast server
#multicastclient 224.0.1.1 # multicast client
#manycastserver 239.255.254.254 # manycast server
#manycastclient 239.255.254.254 key 42 # manycast client

# Undisciplined Local Clock. This is a fake driver intended for backup
# and when no outside source of synchronized time is available.
fudge 127.127.1.0 stratum 10

# Drift file. Put this in a directory which the daemon can write to.
# No symbolic links allowed, either, since the daemon updates the file
# by creating a temporary in the same directory and then rename()'ing
# it to the file.
driftfile /var/lib/ntp/drift

# Key file containing the keys and key identifiers used when operating
# with symmetric key cryptography.
keys /etc/ntp/keys

# Specify the key identifiers which are trusted.
#trustedkey 4 8 42

# Specify the key identifier to use with the ntpdc utility.
#requestkey 8

# Specify the key identifier to use with the ntpq utility.
#controlkey 8


Can any body suggest me

I want to configure it for my provate network also the client who is going to update me they have also linux OS.....
 
Old 09-16-2009, 09:14 PM   #9
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As noted above, RH9 is waaay out of date http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat_Linux.
Is there any reason you can't use one of the many suggestions above to get a modern distro. Almost nobody has RH9 any more, so getting support even here will be unlikely.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 01:00 AM   #10
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OK I will switch to another version then I will try, but can you help me that

What is the approximate cost of licensed OS of Linux RHL 5.4?

Also Can I download any ISO image of latest Linux do you have any direct link OR can you
provide me any FTP link from that I can download ?

Pls help me as I have four server with Linux platform and I want to built up NTP for that seperately, so will you help me configuring that and this is my private network
 
Old 09-17-2009, 01:08 AM   #11
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For the RH licensing, you can always visit their site and find it out. You can also call the support and ask them.
For downloading the iso, you can search google for that. Also tell us what distribution you want to downloading so that you can get proper links.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 01:15 AM   #12
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You can start with www.distrowatch.com; try any of the top 10 or so - see RHS list.
If you want to pay for RHEL, as said, contact them direct; it depends on various factors eg how many systems and which of 3 levels of support you want.
If you'd like the free equiv of RHEL, go Centos.
Same code, but Centos logos instead of RH, no phone support. You still get the SW updates (binary), and src code if you want it.

Note that you don't need a 'license' to run any kind of Linux, inc RHEL. What you can pay for (if you want) is a subscription that entitles you to phone/email support and access to their pre-built binary updates.

HTH
 
Old 09-17-2009, 02:45 AM   #13
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To get the idea:
RHEL servers: https://www.redhat.com/apps/store/server/
RHEL desktop: https://www.redhat.com/apps/store/desktop/

I guess it's a bit expensive for a private network. You can have a look at Centos for a RHEL clone and further in random order Ubuntu server, Debian and Slackware. Just type in the name of the distro followed by the word download and you will find the download locations.

As Centos and Ubuntu are derivates (of RHEL and Debian respectively), most updates will be a bit later.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 05:37 AM   #14
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Hi Can any one post me what is the cost of RHL 5.4 licensed version in Indian rupee....
 
Old 09-17-2009, 06:00 AM   #15
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You will need to find it out on in.redhat.com
 
  


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