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Old 06-26-2003, 07:43 PM   #1
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how long for RH9


How long for RH9 to install on a p1 233mhz 96mb of ram with like kde and like the ftp server and the web server to install?
 
Old 06-26-2003, 07:52 PM   #2
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I just installed RH9 on a P3 550mhz and 64RAM. I made a complete installation and it took me 2:48 hours . I'm might add another 256RAM chip.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 07:56 PM   #3
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I just installed RH9 on a P3 550mhz and 64RAM. I made a complete installation and it took me 2:48 hours . I'm might add another 256RAM chip.
holy freaking word. lol anyone have any better news for me lol.

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Old 06-26-2003, 11:05 PM   #4
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What is the total size of your package selection? I'll just say, if it's over 2GB, you can expect to be waiting for a while. A full redhat 9 install is close to 5GB and took my Athlon XP 1700+ 40 minutes to install, so if your in a hurry, I wouldn't suggest doing a full install.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 06:22 AM   #5
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Cool

My last system I installed in a little under 20 minutes. (P4 2600 800FSB 1GB)
 
Old 06-27-2003, 06:51 AM   #6
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Have you got a good book to read on hand while you install?

Installed similar on a k6 64mb 233 slowest cd rom drive every built -it was a loooong time.

KDE will be slower than a long week stuck on a campsite in the pouring rain in the middle of a transport strike. You'll be better only logging into the GUI only if you absolutely have to.

Apart from that everything else speeds along fine.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 07:27 AM   #7
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What is the total size of your package selection? I'll just say, if it's over 2GB, you can expect to be waiting for a while. A full redhat 9 install is close to 5GB and took my Athlon XP 1700+ 40 minutes to install, so if your in a hurry, I wouldn't suggest doing a full install.
well its like 1.1 gb install size which i woudlnt think would take that long. all im am installing is kde samba and apache. what is the reason for this thing to take so long to install. i probably could install w2k in less 2 hours.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 08:47 AM   #8
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My wife's laptop is a PII-266 that we bumped up from 64MB to 256 MB of RAM. I installed Redhat 9 on it VERY successfully. I would highly suggest getting the CDs rather than doing the ftp install. You can purchase already make CD-R versions of RH9 from Edmonds Enterprises. Of course, due to copyright laws, Edmonds refers to it simply as "Linux 9.0."

Edmonds Redhat Page

Once I told the computer what packages to install, it took about an hour to do. I would HIGHLY suggest reading the following link. The author provides some great ideas regarding hard drive partitioning and running only what you need.

Linux Fine tuning

By the way, forget about KDE. I have found KDE to be WICKED slow on my Redhat 9 machines. Gnome (Bluecurve) runs significantly better.

Good luck!
 
Old 06-27-2003, 09:18 AM   #9
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What is the total size of your package selection? I'll just say, if it's over 2GB, you can expect to be waiting for a while. A full redhat 9 install is close to 5GB and took my Athlon XP 1700+ 40 minutes to install, so if your in a hurry, I wouldn't suggest doing a full install.
Yeah, a full install is 4.8 GB and it took me, as I told you, more than 2 hours. Same install on this box (P4 2.4 ghz and 512 RAM DDR) took me 38 mins..
 
Old 06-28-2003, 03:11 PM   #10
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If you need to install Red Hat Linux 9 on a low-spec machine (the P1 233Mhz 96MB mentioned before) I recommend not to install KDE or Gnome, but just the stuff thats really needed (basic X, really needed packages, C compiler).

If that's installed, look for another window manager / desktop environment, like IceWM (www.icewm.org), XFce (http://www.xfce.org) or Window Maker (http://www.windowmaker.org).

Forget about KDE and Gnome, these are very nice on a high-spec machine but totally overkill on low-spec machines.

The light desktop environments are really useful on low-spec hardware!
 
Old 06-28-2003, 03:34 PM   #11
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I would highly recommend fluxbox or blackbox as a window manager. They are both the same with different themes. Anyway, they are very small, and easy to use, and probably one of the fastest performing window managers out there.

That is, if you choose to not install gnome or kde.

Zak
 
Old 06-28-2003, 04:05 PM   #12
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I would highly recommend fluxbox or blackbox as a window manager. They are both the same with different themes. Anyway, they are very small, and easy to use, and probably one of the fastest performing window managers out there.

That is, if you choose to not install gnome or kde.

Zak
this machine will be in runlvl 3 99% of the time so i can cope with kde for a couple of hours. plus kde doesnt run all that bad on this machine. i know its not the best but its going to do what i need it to do.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 08:19 PM   #13
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End of day long install will because of the slow probably 4x cdrom and slow hard drive couple with the not exactly on the ball processing power.


Withut a GUI like KDE or GNnme running once your setup the whole thing will run along quite nicely. Just the initial setup that's a bore. It's worth the wait though. No matter what major distro installing from CD in a low spec will piss you off, slackware included , but once it's there it's a small price to pay.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 08:45 PM   #14
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End of day long install will because of the slow probably 4x cdrom and slow hard drive couple with the not exactly on the ball processing power.


Withut a GUI like KDE or GNnme running once your setup the whole thing will run along quite nicely. Just the initial setup that's a bore. It's worth the wait though. No matter what major distro installing from CD in a low spec will piss you off, slackware included , but once it's there it's a small price to pay.
I was actually supprised for a 1.2gb install it only took about 60 min.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 08:50 PM   #15
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Yah, all things are comparitive on a "modern" machine I'd expect about 10-15 minutes top.
 
  


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