RedHat 9 running under Vmware 3 or 4
Hi - I have a year-old laptop running Windows XP, 512 MB of memory. Ever since I got it, I have been running RedHat 7.2 under Vmware 3 with 128 MB of memory allotted to Linux, and it has worked just fine. Over the weekend I installed RH9.0. I pretty much installed everything, so rpm -qa returns 1434 entries. Now Linux crawls, even if I allot 256 MB to it. So I'm pondering whether to (1) redo the installation of RedHat and be more selective about what I install; (2) go through the packages and laboriously uninstall things I don't need; or (3) upgrade to Vmware 4. I'd appreciate any suggestions about the best course to take. In particular, for choice (2) I'm wondering if there's a better way to do this than type 'rpm -e' a bunch of times :-) For choice (3), since Vmware 4 supports multiple virtual machines, I thought I might install one Linux version that's lean and fast, and one with a more complete set of packages for when I need them.