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Old 03-09-2013, 04:21 AM   #1
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Unhappy RedHat 9 installation error


Dear all,

I am trying to install RED HAT 9 in my machine. While booting from the CD it is showing as the error
No driver found
Unable to find any devices of the type needed for this installation type.
Would you like to manually select your driver or use a driver disk?


Select driver|||||||| Use a driver disk|||||| Back


I have changed the SATA mode to IDE still the error is coming. Please suggest me..
 
Old 03-09-2013, 04:24 AM   #2
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RedHat 9 is 11 years old.

Will usually require a computer from say 2002 or older.
 
Old 03-09-2013, 04:31 AM   #3
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RedHat 9 is 11 years old.

Will usually require a computer from say 2002 or older.


Dear bro,
I knew it is an older one. But now am trying to install that, but i am unable.
Please suggest me the solution for that...
 
Old 03-09-2013, 06:00 AM   #4
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You might be able to get more information if you switch to your other virtual terminals by pressing CTL-ALT-F1 through F8. If you can provide us with some more info maybe we can help.
 
Old 03-09-2013, 06:05 AM   #5
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Dear bro,
I knew it is an older one. But now am trying to install that, but i am unable.
Please suggest me the solution for that...
You will have considerable trouble installing it, if you even can especially if you are using a newr computer. This posting shows the end of life for that product was 2004. Distributions can not see into the future and provide modern drivers

You might be better served using a recent version of CentOS a free to us Red Hat clone.

If your plans are to use the Red Hat 9 for preparation for exams or such; I think you would be wasting your time. Best to go with CentOS or but the Red Hat subscription.
 
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:12 AM   #6
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I too facing the same issue :-(
 
Old 03-09-2013, 09:37 AM   #7
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Dear bro,
I knew it is an older one. But now am trying to install that, but i am unable.
Please suggest me the solution for that...
Simple: install the LATEST VERSION.

There is no solution for this. An 11 year old operating system does not have ANY idea about the drivers/hardware of a modern system. So, wifi, bluetooth, sound, hard drives/controllers will either not work AT ALL, or take a LOT of effort to make work, if it's even possible. So, download Fedora 18 (since there [B]IS NO RED HAT distro any longer...that's how old that distro is), and move forward.
 
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:58 AM   #8
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As above, RH9 is long DEAD. Get latest Centos (v6.4) a free copy of RHEL.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centos
 
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:45 AM   #9
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Dear bro,
I knew it is an older one. But now am trying to install that, but i am unable.
Please suggest me the solution for that...
he did suggest you a solution. the solution is to either use a computer from the time frame of Red Hat 9 was actively supported, OR as you have been told many times use a more modern distro. Those are the ONLY two solutions.
 
Old 03-10-2013, 02:07 PM   #10
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Those are the ONLY two solutions.
For him it may be but virtualization is the third option. A while back I installed and ran RHL 7.3 pretty much OK in VMWare Server.
 
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:12 PM   #11
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Every once and a while a ancient OS dose need to be used ( legacy support for old proprietary code )
for that a VM install is needed
or
very old hardware
 
Old 03-10-2013, 03:43 PM   #12
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yes a VM would work, but only if he has a functioning OS to start with that can run the VM software. That is correct, i stand corrected.
 
Old 03-10-2013, 04:24 PM   #13
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yes a VM would work, but only if he has a functioning OS to start with that can run the VM software.
There's always a catch isn't it? ;-p


Anyway, options aside, I agree this should be the preferred approach for the OP:
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Originally Posted by jkirchner View Post
You might be better served using a recent version of CentOS, a free to use Red Hat clone.
 
Old 03-11-2013, 02:57 AM   #14
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Every once and a while a ancient OS dose need to be used ( legacy support for old proprietary code )
for that a VM install is needed
or
very old hardware


Yes you are right,I have installed RH 9 in VM itself without any errors
 
Old 03-11-2013, 08:47 AM   #15
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Yes you are right,I have installed RH 9 in VM itself without any errors
So does that mean that you have old, proprietary code that will work ONLY on RH 9? Since, if you have very old hardware, it probably wouldn't support a VM, and wouldn't NEED to, since the hardware would be as old as the OS?

If so, it would have helped if you had told us this at the beginning. And even if you succeed at this, you do realize it's totally pointless, right?? All you're doing is putting off dealing with a VERY serious problem. That problem is, old code that hasn't been updated. It's been 11 years for that OS...that's MORE than enough time, for pretty much any language. And unless it's doing something very hardcore, and very intertwined with the kernel, there's not much you should have to change.
 
  


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