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Old 07-08-2005, 10:59 PM   #16
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I really wish Red hat 9 would be removed from mirrors. People keep installing it, not realizing they can't get security updates for it. Support ended over a year ago. That means all of the vulnerabilities patched already for all other distros in the last year are sitting wide open on Red Hat.

Go with either Fedora Core 4 or CentOS 4. Don't use Whitebox though, CentOS receivs security updates much faster.
 
Old 07-09-2005, 01:00 AM   #17
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Originally posted by linux-rulz
I really wish Red hat 9 would be removed from mirrors. People keep installing it, not realizing they can't get security updates for it. Support ended over a year ago. That means all of the vulnerabilities patched already for all other distros in the last year are sitting wide open on Red Hat.

Go with either Fedora Core 4 or CentOS 4. Don't use Whitebox though, CentOS receivs security updates much faster.
Yes I'll agree with you. If anyone wishes to use a RedHat product, please don't go for the outdated RedHat 9. Either purchase an enterprise edition from them, or use the community-driven Fedora Core. Fewer problems will arise, and life will be a bit simpler.
 
Old 07-09-2005, 09:44 AM   #18
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Thanks for this suggestion. Remember, my CDs are real Red Hat that came from a sealed package I opened myself. They are not CDs that I burned myself. Do you still think I need to run a diagnostic? If so, how?
 
Old 07-09-2005, 11:17 AM   #19
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Sure i'd give it a shot... when you insert the first cd (before any installation takes place), the cds should ask you a question such as "Would you like to run cd check" or similar. I don't remember the exact phrase. It should come up before you go to the installation GUI.

Check this page out. Scroll down a bit to get to the redhat images. That's what it should look like.

Last edited by student04; 07-09-2005 at 11:19 AM.
 
Old 07-09-2005, 11:35 AM   #20
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No, my screen doesn't show the option to check the CDs before installation. Maybe it's because the Virtual PC system installer has taken charge, rather than the Linux system installer.

Anyway, after poking around in the newsgroups some more, it looks as though Red Hat 9 isn't the way to go anyway. Thanks for your help.

Joe
 
  


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