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Old 04-27-2007, 10:21 PM   #1
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Problem After Installing Red Hat 9.0


Hi guys,
Since I failed to get a job just because I didn't know Linux, I decided not to ever let that happen again...I have an hp pavillion 510w with 38 GB, no dvd about six years old with XP Pro. I have another PC (dell) with Fedora 6 72 GB and have dvd drive. I have decided to switch OS on both PC to give Windows more room. Since the HP have no dvd drive, I went with the Red Hat cds that I have. After successfully installing Red Hat, I have problem seeing the desktop. When the pc reboot, there are whole bunch of green OKs, after the OKs part, the monitor went dark...The login screen, desktop doesn't appear at all...Any suggestions would be welcomed...Thank You In Advance.

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Old 04-27-2007, 10:52 PM   #2
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1) Why are you bothering with Redhat 9? If you need to know Linux to get a job, RH9 is not a good option because it is so old. I would suggest something more recent like FC6, Centos (Free RHEL) or Debian Etch. If you really want to learn Linux, Slackware or Debian would be the go.

2) Do you get a text login prompt, or just a blank screen? I would say that the problem may be related to RH9 being so old and not supporting your hardware.

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Old 04-27-2007, 11:04 PM   #3
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1) Why are you bothering with Redhat 9? If you need to know Linux to get a job, RH9 is not a good option because it is so old. I would suggest something more recent like FC6, Centos (Free RHEL) or Debian Etch. If you really want to learn Linux, Slackware or Debian would be the go.

2) Do you get a text login prompt, or just a blank screen? I would say that the problem may be related to RH9 being so old and not supporting your hardware.

--Ian
Thanks for your reply IBall...I have Fedora 6 dvd but the hp pc doesn't have dvd drive. I order the Fedora 6 CDs and Ubuntu 7.04 today.

To answer part2 of your reply, I didn't get a text login prompt. After it boot up, the monitor screen just turn dark as if the pc is turn off but the monitor still power on, in reality nothing is turned off. I didn't know Red Hat was old. Thank you for your input.
 
Old 04-27-2007, 11:13 PM   #4
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Oh, RH9 isn't that old either. It can't be older than you computer if it's six years old. Still, it would be a better idea to get something more recent, if only because technology evolves so fast. Btw, the CDs can also be downloaded. Is your connection too slow or were you just unaware of that?
 
Old 04-27-2007, 11:22 PM   #5
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Hi Jay,
I have broadband connection...I didn't know how to make the cds...I'm still trying to learn...hopefully, I will get better everyday...Thanks
 
Old 04-27-2007, 11:27 PM   #6
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Not difficult at all. Just download the cds to your hard drive. Then burn them as isos. That is vital: do not burn them as simple data cds.
 
Old 04-27-2007, 11:32 PM   #7
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Oh Ok...thanks for the info...had I knew that I wouldn't have spend $20.00 today...This money could feed me for two days...Thanks again.
 
  


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