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I plan to reinstall linux (CentOS 5.2 = RHEL5) in my laptop because of insufficient diskspace partition in /. Only allocate 8.8G for /root and the rest to /app/
Current my kernel version is 2.6.28, which are latest than the CentOS release which is 2.6.18, I think. Someone compile the kernel for me because he said my laptop network card is not recognized in the 2.6.18 released. I am not sure how he did it. I am a bit worried because if I reinstall again, I will face the same problem that my network card is not recognized!.
Can someone tell me what should I do? I lost contact with the guy, hence I am asking help from here....
Shall I backup the network card driver????
My kernel 2.6.28 backup was deleted long time ago. Now my root folder only have 200Mb..
Thanks for your information. If realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02) is able to use ndiswrapper... then I will try to reformat and reinstall centos5.4... hopefully it can recognize all my drivers.
To be honest, I don't know anything about rhel or centos, I did install redhat(ver 5.2) once...A magazine disk, (2/11/98) I new nothing about linux then....
and I have tried fedora and suse too (2004/5), both seem quite good and complete.
I have found Mandriva to be nice and adjustable (hackable) and it suits my needs,
I think you need to buy support for RH, But don't take my word for it.
All the above are based on Red Hat Package managment (.rpm)
Ubuntu is different, it is based on the Debian model of package management.
But other than that, GNU/Linux is what it is and you can get the source for any/almost
Program, and Kernel and build it, install it your self. To suit your system.
ps, don't forget to make youself a /home partition when you setup.
As well as / root and I don't know why you need an /apps partition, but maybe that is a centos thing.
When ever a re-install is required, the system usually wants to format / and /usr , If you keep them separate you can save all your docs and stuff in /home/"user-name" and it will be there when the system comes up.
Anyhow, see how you go, regards Glenn
Last edited by GlennsPref; 01-14-2010 at 04:45 PM.