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Old 07-13-2004, 06:07 PM   #16
siawash
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Red Hat 9 installation ( still at it ! )


Hello, it seems for some reason Red Hat 9 wont install on my old desktop. Pentium 200 MMX, 95 mb ram, 6 gig HDD. After Disk druid keep getting something like "this OS is not designed for the resources on this machine"... An attempt to setup a network server.

I tried to minimal installation. I also tried a text based installation. No change.
I will have to plan a hardware upgrade at some stage when I have the cash.

For now I want to install Red Hat 9 on my laptop as a workstation. This is Pentium 3 650 MHZ, 256 ram, 20 gid HDD of which 5 gig allocated to red hat with an ext3 partition.

I already have Red Hat 9 for Dummies book, plus Sybex Michael Jang's Mastering Red Hat 9. None of these mention anything about creating differnt partitions for such as usr, var, tmp etc....

I have noticed each time I used disk druid automatic, it creates boot and root by default.

My question is do we need to worry about these partition on later version of linux? If yes, then why does disk duid not promt me.? There wont be any other users accessing my linux workstation. All I need is development tools, Networking and ability to use multi medial.

Do I still need to setup, var, usr, temp, home, usr local, . Can someone help me understand the purpose of these partitions. Sorry for asking the obvious.

Many thanks in advance.

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Old 07-13-2004, 06:37 PM   #17
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My question is do we need to worry about these partition on later version of linux?

Not as much as it used to be, but... If you create only / and swap its ok.

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If yes, then why does disk duid not promt me.?

Sometimes its hard to figure why the defaults are what they are. If you wanna go minimal, create only / and swap.

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There wont be any other users accessing my linux workstation. All I need is development tools, Networking and ability to use multi medial.

Install as much rpms you can right during the system install. Its the best choice.

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The different partitions thing is particularly important in servers setup, for several reasons. In desktop use you can do only / and swap. However, creating a separate /home can be nice.

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