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Old 10-14-2003, 05:20 PM   #1
soonerdm
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Specs for install




I have a machine I put together from spare pieces. The result is
366MHZ Pentium II
128 MB ram
30 gig hard drive
3com NIC
48X24X48X Kypermedia CD-R
Abit wb6 MOBO w/sound and audio

I have downloaded RH9 and would like to install it but defiantly want the GUI due to my inexperience with Linux and programming in general (Although am pretty good at PHP).

Purpose of this is basically to install LAMP to play around with and serve up a few pages or host my Avatars.

Suggestions or Tutorials???
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:31 PM   #2
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RH should configure X(gui) automatically.
A good linux tutorial
http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/rute.html.gz
 
Old 10-14-2003, 07:48 PM   #3
soonerdm
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SLOW

I installed it and it is SLOW!!! painfully slow. I chose to install everything which was probably the wrong thing to do.

So I plan now to format and start over. It appered to have 3 GUI's - should I just check one and do the server install?
 
Old 10-14-2003, 07:58 PM   #4
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The GUI's run independent of the shell, shouldn't be a problem...try this..When RH9 boots..Right after red (colored) RedHat loader, about the 8th load (green ok on the right side)

it will say "press Y with in 5 sec to force disc integrity check" press Y
 
Old 10-14-2003, 11:47 PM   #5
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I dont know what that did but it is still slow as it can be.

Am I able to run a GUI on a 366MHZ machine?
 
Old 10-15-2003, 03:38 AM   #6
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I need more memory too

Yes, 366 Mhz should be fine. Before you think about switching that, get some more memory. I think 128 is the minimum supported for RH9.
In my opinion adding memory is the single easiest and cheapest thing you can do to increase performance.

EDIT: you might also want to think about running some thing like Blackbox or window maker, rather than KDE or Gnome (I don't know what you installed, but it's probably one of those two). Look at http://freshmeat.net/ for more.

Last edited by case1984; 10-15-2003 at 03:42 AM.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 09:41 PM   #7
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Found the prob. had two sticks of 64 and one was bad. replaced it with 128 and - GAME ON!!!
 
  


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