How much space on my hard-drive would be needed by RedHat Linux 5?
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You get to select what software you can install [you can on RH9 installation anyway - not sure about 5]. I would imagine you would have more than enough space.
Question - why 5?
If you are a beginner it would be easier to get the latest distro and tone it back to suit the Hd size - ie - just take out all the fancy stuff etc - remember it is useful to install compilers and documentation etc.
yeah it should - although I predict it may be harder to install [not sure] AND more importantly the files [depending on what you want to use it for] may be out date - you may have to do alot of manual updating, stuff like glibc etc etc. You can dowlload it if you have cable or dsl internet.
If not - I would buy RH9 or try to get a copy of it.
I have a copy of RedHat Linux 9, it came free with an English Linux magazine, but I think that is too big to go on my antique machine, only 2Gb Hard-drive! And I have been having trouble uninstalling msW*nd*ws.
I use mandrake 9.1 and I've just checked, my root partition is 1.3 Gb, but I've installed a lot of tools for compiling things. You should be able to get Red Hat 9 to fit in 2 Gb if you do like the others advise, do a minimal installation and just add what you need. But you will need to use all three CD's or it'll be hard work.
Last edited by Andrew Benton; 10-12-2003 at 04:24 PM.
Open Office may be a large applilcation - only install it if you intend to use it - It is the GPL version of Ms Office. I would only install the ones you will use - you can check and uncheck anything you want in the install. Make sure you install a compiler like gcc from the development section - in case you ever need to install anything later.
I have tried to install RedHat 5, I get to the re-boot, I get that,
then I get......[root@localhost /root]#...........what the hell is that...?...after nearly 3 weeks of buggering about, I get lynched by the winning tape!!!!!