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Old 10-16-2003, 10:17 AM   #1
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Run Red Hat 9 on an old pc


Itīs my first time around Linux and Iīm trying to install Red Hat 9 to a pentium 120, 32mg ram, 1mg graphic card.

Do you think it will work, with the x window?

If not, which destibution shoul I choose?

(Plus, on Red Hat, the install feature doesnīt recognize my mouse. Itīs a 2 buttons PS/2 compatible through a com port.)


Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Old 10-16-2003, 10:31 AM   #2
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Try some smaller Linux.
RH 9 with XWindow is really slow, even if I have 1.8 Ghz, 256 MB RAM
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:41 AM   #3
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I've Slackware 9.0 (8.1 was even faster) in a Compaq, 166mhz, 32 RAM, 2 Megas videocard running at reasonable speed. Rehat, as stated above, is really slow. I'm also in a 2GHZ here, running Redhat and KDE. Can't wait to format it and run Slack only on this box too
 
Old 10-16-2003, 02:05 PM   #4
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Talking Thanks

I thank you all!

I'll try slack and hope to be back with more questions.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 03:02 PM   #5
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I had an old AMD laptop with similar specs to yours. I tried Redhat 8, no deal- Mandrake 8.2, again no deal. I got Redhat 7.3 to load but it was unbearably slow. The only thing I found that was acceptable was Debian Woody. I'd advise getting the disk set, and to read the docs before you do anything.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 03:08 PM   #6
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Good point Peteatwork! Debian is also a nice shot.

I have also tried some Redhat distros on my laptop. The one that seemed to fits would be Redhat 6.2. I've used Redhat 6.2 for a long while and the install is about 300 megas including Gnome, which is nice.(not forgetting that apt-get works with that Redhat version) But for some reason, it stopped at "Checking for PCMIA" at the boot time, and there it hangs. I could never get around this, but laters version of Redhat, as my favorite one (7.3) worked fine but were far too slow to make my machine usable
 
Old 10-16-2003, 04:28 PM   #7
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If your looking to put linux on a slow pc don't even consider red hat 9.0...slow as balls.
 
  


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