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Old 12-10-2003, 04:27 PM   #1
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Question RH 9.0 question's related to Dell Inspiron 5150


I've 2 questions related to Red Hat 9.0 installation in Dell Inspiron 5150
laptop. Asking at a stage before attempting to install it, as I've heard
mixed info. on the allocation of space by Dell utils.

OS Installation
I see that in my hard-drive, out of total size of 40GB, more than 2GB of
space is allocated to all rescue utilities of Dell !

I confirmed this with their tech support and they said, that's the way it
is. They're in the initial segments of the hard-disk.

If I got about installing RH 9.0, will it give me the classic error message
of "1024 cylinder's" ?

Has anyone been successful in installing in this mode as I've to allocate
space for RH, after what's allocated for XP Pro.

D-Link Wireless Card[ 650+ ]
Does this work with RH9.0. Do I need to do some extensive research
and coding to make it work.

Appreciate your inputs. Thanks.


Last edited by shankariyer; 12-11-2003 at 12:36 AM.
Old 12-18-2003, 05:05 AM   #2
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Try this guy:

As for the 1024 error, that's a thing of the past.

There's a wierd SMP problem that could be a real showstopper tho...

This guy also got it going:



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