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Old 10-10-2003, 03:16 PM   #1
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Unhappy How much space on my hard-drive would be needed by RedHat Linux 5?


My machine is quite old and small, having only 2Gb hard-drive, and I don't want to use ms W*nd*ws!!
 
Old 10-10-2003, 03:19 PM   #2
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It all depends on what packages u install.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 03:19 PM   #3
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but i have install redhat 7.3 on a 2g before and worked fine just be selective in ur install.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 03:20 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 03:25 PM   #5
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Linux 5

Many thanx for your swift replies.
I have stated RedHar lin 5 because that is what i could get, also i expect it to sit on less than 1 Gb of hard
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Old 10-10-2003, 06:36 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 06:37 PM   #7
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drivers may be an issue too depending on your hw. Anyway don't let me scare you - give it a shot - installation may run sweet - who knows.
 
Old 10-12-2003, 02:45 PM   #8
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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.

Treefrog
 
Old 10-12-2003, 03:01 PM   #9
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I have RedHat Linux 9, How about if i use just the first of the 3 CDroms, will that give me a default R-H L 9?

Treefrog
 
Old 10-12-2003, 03:22 PM   #10
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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 03:24 PM.
 
Old 10-12-2003, 03:30 PM   #11
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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.

Last edited by mossy; 10-12-2003 at 03:32 PM.
 
Old 10-29-2003, 02:56 PM   #12
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Unhappy RedHat 5


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!!!!!

bloody penguins!!!!
 
Old 11-01-2003, 12:32 PM   #13
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that looks like you command promp.
 
  


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