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Old 02-18-2011, 11:12 PM   #1
Auscan
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Red Hat Linux 9 hangs "sbin/loader"


Hi All,
Have decided to finally give Linux a try instead of Vista.
Purchased RHL 9 and receiving the above message.

Any ideas would be appreciated - note very green to Linux etc
 
Old 02-19-2011, 01:34 AM   #2
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Don't even bother with Red Hat 9 as it's out of date and no longer supported. It probably won't run on your relatively new hardware, anyway. Try a more up to date distribution, like Ubuntu or Linux Mint. You might also like to look at this distribution chooser to help you choose.
 
Old 02-19-2011, 02:54 AM   #3
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HOW did you buy rh 9
it became unsupported back in 2003
and will not install on hardware newer than stuff made back in 2001

rh9 has been LONG dead and ' thought' buried 6 ft under.


you might want to look at one of the " new user friendly" distros like "Ubuntu" or "Mint Linux"
 
Old 02-19-2011, 07:57 AM   #4
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Hi All,
Have decided to finally give Linux a try instead of Vista.
Purchased RHL 9 and receiving the above message.

Any ideas would be appreciated - note very green to Linux etc
: Very green if you purchased RH9 on it's own. If you bought a book that came with a set of RH9 CDs, well, the book is out of date. Not much different from buying a copy of XP. You definitely should check out an up-to-date, reasonably user-friendly Linux distribution. Ubuntu 10.10 and Linux Mint 10 certainly qualify. Good luck.
 
Old 02-20-2011, 12:38 AM   #5
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Smile Linux Success

Hey Nylex/John VV & RockDoctor,

Cheers for all your replies - appreciate the effort. Agree RH 9 was not compatiable with my H/W etc.

BTW: I purchase myself a Linux distrubution (Ubuntu, Fedora, Knoppix, Debian, openSUSE & 13 others. I know you don't need purchase but alot easier.

Kinda like the PClinux - probably b/c my prior experience with MS products.

PClinux running great and configured a wireless connection - though not that difficult.

Next aim is to configure Wine 1.2 to run MS Office 2002. Seen some articles on google - but if you have any experience and/or know any articles on the web that would be great.
Again cheers for my first response within the Linux form.
Auscan
 
Old 02-20-2011, 01:09 AM   #6
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do not even bother with MS office 2002 ( 2002 can/will NEVER open the current MS office docx format )
install openOffice or libreoffoce
 
  


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