LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-13-2004, 12:31 AM   #1
solaris8in
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Smile Redhat 9 Installation


Hey All,

Iam new to linux i ned some clarification regarding linux 9 as iam planning to install linux 9 in my office.

1) How much hard disk size required for linux 9& what is the system configuration required for linux 9, what is the best way of creating partitions or slices how much i should give to (/ , var , usr home)

2) After the installation were i will get patches for linux 9.

3) what is the best email solution for linux 9 freeware

4) In linux 9 samba server is free or i have to download it ,is it a free one.


can any one guide me for the installtion or some link which can b useful for this installation.

Thanks
Solaris
 
Old 07-13-2004, 04:15 AM   #2
corbis_demon
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: India
Distribution: CLFS
Posts: 515

Rep: Reputation: 36
To install al the packages accompanying the rh9 distro,you'll require around 6 gigs of free space.Redhat should work on pentium class processor with a frequency of about 400 mhz.I'll recommend that you have sufficient RAM on your system though,more than 128 mb definitely,else the system can slow down to a crawl.
The rh installer comes with the disk druid partitioning tool and is easy enough even for a completely newbie.Choose the manually partition hard disk option.Just create new partitions in the free space on your disk.If you're not dual booting,then leave everything to disk druid.It'll just automate the allocation process.Typically you'll need about 75 mb for the /boot,although if you don't have a very large boot image,you can do with even 10 megs. /is where your system files are installed.It is upto you to specify the size,depending on your storage capacity./home,/var/usr are also user specific and may or may not be created.
You can use the evolution mail client for electronic mail.Samba and all its components are open source and are free.It is bundled with the redhat distribution media.Hope this answers your questions.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 07:24 AM   #3
ppuru
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Beautiful BC
Distribution: RedHat & clones, Slackware, SuSE, OpenBSD
Posts: 1,791

Rep: Reputation: 49
To start with, you can have one partition for swap and one for root ( / ).

If you are looking at an email server solution, you have sendmail and postfix that come bundled with RH9, qmail is another popular email solution.

You can find the patches either at the RedHat site or there is a new site fedoralegacy.org.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Redhat Installation Help lolz Linux - Software 1 09-10-2005 10:07 PM
installation with redhat 9 zexter Red Hat 3 11-01-2003 06:10 AM
RedHat 9 installation. Requel Linux - Software 4 08-15-2003 08:04 AM
Redhat Installation Zeratul Linux - Newbie 5 04-21-2003 04:34 PM
RedHat 7.1 installation MagicalDaveX Linux - Software 6 10-27-2001 06:42 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:11 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration