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Old 06-15-2003, 03:44 PM   #1
DarkGremio
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Partition Question


Well I planning to get Redhat Linux 8.0 Retail in the mail on Wednesday so I made a patition for Linux. Which is Fat32 is that alright and does it support Linux? Also is the retail just almost like instlal windows where you put the disc in and boot up the comp and it goes into the installation? If not how does it work? Thanks.

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Old 06-15-2003, 03:49 PM   #2
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sorry to say this (unless you know already..) but 8.0 was generally regarding as a total duffer, full of bugs. 9.0 came out after a few months, and by all account is a vast vast improvement. (7.3 was also considerably better than 8.0)

you don't need to partition it yet, the installer will take care of that, including reformatting from crappy fat32 to your choice of a number of filesystems, e.g ext2, ext3, Xfs, reiserfs...
 
Old 06-15-2003, 03:49 PM   #3
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Re: Partition Question

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Well I planning to get Redhat Linux 8.0 Retail in the mail on Wednesday so I made a patition for Linux. Which is Fat32 is that alright and does it support Linux?
No - the installer will format it as ext3 so don't worry.

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Also is the retail just almost like instlal windows where you put the disc in and boot up the comp and it goes into the installation? If not how does it work? Thanks.
Yes just make sure the BIOS is set to boot from cd. At the boot prompt you just press enter and follow the onscreen instructions.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 04:02 PM   #4
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Its set so thats good :P but is there any possible way to upgrade to 8.0 without going out and buying 9.0? like is there patch or upgrade or anything that you cna dl? Also wha kind of problems are there with 8.0?
 
Old 06-15-2003, 04:05 PM   #5
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I ditched redhat a while ago now, there is no real way to upgrade to 9.0 without installing 9.0 as an upgrade. you can of course install the individual programs and such. You are aware that you can downlaod 9.0 free of charge or buy cdr's of 9.0 for only a few [unit of currency here]'s each perfectly legally.
 
Old 06-15-2003, 04:08 PM   #6
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Old 06-15-2003, 04:18 PM   #7
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Like acid said - you can buy it cheap. You are in the US, take a look at:
http://cheapiso.com
 
  


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