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Old 10-12-2006, 05:04 AM   #1
anjali_tata
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installation of RHEL3 u7 on Compaq Laptop


Hello folks,

I tried to install RHEL3 on my laptop. There was absolutely no problem with the installation. However, after the machine reboots into Linux, the system runs for a while and then hangs up. The capslock LED keeps blinking and the m/c has to be explicitly powered off. This doesn't happen when I boot into Windows XP, that's also installed on the same hard-disk.

Any pointers? Plz help me out.

Thnx in advance
 
Old 10-13-2006, 12:51 PM   #2
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Hi Anjali,

RHEL3 is quite too old (September 2003). Please download Fedora Core 5 http://fedora.redhat.com/ which is very similar to RHEL. Laptops are quite sensitive (contain newer components) and newer kernels offer better support. If you don't have broadband to download iso visit https://shipit.ubuntu.com/ and they will even ship CDs to you (in India).
 
  


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