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Old 09-19-2010, 06:02 AM   #1
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installing RH9 in Lenovo G550


hi there,
i have got a lenovo G550 laptop and installed windows 7 as my first boot sector but wanna to install RH9 for my second boot(wanna a double-boot system).
i tried to install red hat linux 9.0 but it su**es .i can not to install and i dunoo wuts the probs...
any suggestions will be appricited
thx guys,
 
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:33 AM   #2
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Why would you want to install Red Hat 9? It's out of date and no longer supported. I'm guessing your hardware is too new for it..

Why don't you install a currently supported distribution instead?
 
Old 09-19-2010, 07:13 AM   #3
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b-cuz wanna learn RH9 and i have its books that's why i prefer RH9
 
Old 09-19-2010, 08:25 AM   #4
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You are wasting your time. From Wikipedia:

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Since 2003, Red Hat has discontinued the Red Hat Linux line in favor of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for enterprise environments. Fedora, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and sponsored by Red Hat, is the free version best suited for home use. Red Hat Linux 9, the final release, hit its official end-of-life on 2004-04-30, although updates were published for it through 2006 by the Fedora Legacy project until that shut down in early 2007.
You may purchase the current version (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5) from http://redhat.com or download Fedora 13 from http://fedoraproject.org

You might also consider CentOS 5.5 from http://centos.org (binary compatible with RHEL but free of charge)

If you really, really want to play around with Red Hat 9 for educational purposes, I would recommend installing it in a virtual machine (if such is even possible), not using it as an everyday operating system. However, you will be learning obsolete job skills... better to buy a new book that covers the current RHEL release.

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Old 09-20-2010, 01:59 AM   #5
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well my real reason for installing Rh9 is learning Linux and i have some books and resources abt that also im a Lil familiar with it.so u advice me to mounted with some thing else like fedora13 am i right?
so is this fedora similar with Rh9 in commands and wut abt books and resources is it all free like RH9 ?
thxx

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Old 09-20-2010, 07:57 AM   #6
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red hat 9 is *too* old. you should really get anything newer, fedora if you really want something redhat-based and more desktop-oriented, or centos, meant for servers.

and spell out your words. sms-wording makes you look like a child
 
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well my real reason for installing Rh9 is learning Linux and i have some books and resources abt that also im a Lil familiar with it.so u advice me to mounted with some thing else like fedora13 am i right?
so is this fedora similar with Rh9 in commands and wut abt books and resources is it all free like RH9 ?
thxx
Fedora is the continuation of Red Hat's free distribution, yes. As for commands, in general they should be similar, though undoubtedly there will be some differences. I don't think Red Hat Linux used yum for package management, for example.

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red hat 9 is *too* old. you should really get anything newer, fedora if you really want something redhat-based and more desktop-oriented, or centos, meant for servers.
Please make sure you read the entire thread! There have been several posts already advising the OP against using Red Hat 9. You probably also missed their latest post, in which they asked new questions.
 
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IF you really do want to learn linux by using rh9
ask your self this ???
WOULD you try to learn Windows 7(64 bit) by installing Windows 98 32 bit or win95
the answer is a VERY BIG NO

but if you do then get your self a VERY VERY OLD computer that you CAN NOT EVEN buy spare parts for ( at least easily )

get your self a very old computer running Win95 on it and install the very DEAD rh9 on that windows 95 computer .
RH9 is SO VERY old that it will NEVER install on new hardware .
 
Old 09-24-2010, 03:26 PM   #9
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so i have no choice and the only option which is open for me is to use fedora cuz it has some similarity with Rh9 ....TY GUYS anything remain?
Thx in advance!!
 
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Either use Fedora or CentOs if you want a Red Hat-based distribution.

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TY GUYS anything remain?
What do you mean?
 
Old 09-24-2010, 03:47 PM   #11
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i mean i had to use fedora cuz it has some similar function with Rh9!!
 
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no there is the current RHEL 5.5
it might not work well on a laptop ( it was never designed for laptops )
or the free community supported version
CentOS 5.5

fedora is a very very fast Development and Research & Development distro
it changes MAJOR versions EVERY 6 months
rhel/CentOS only changes MAJOR versions every few years
see the red hat wikipedia page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat...ersion_history
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux

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fedora cuz it has some similarity with Rh9 ...
just like MS Windows 98 is like windows 7 ( same ????? no )
 
Old 09-24-2010, 04:08 PM   #13
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so ty guys i will go for fedora !!
 
  


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