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Old 08-06-2005, 07:28 PM   #1
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download bootdisk.img


my RedHat9 is still working but I'd like to re-install it from scratch. (I think I've slowed it down by bloating it to extreme limits.)

When I mount the disks for installation, RedHat offers that it will either add or remove packages from the detected functioning RH9 but complete re-installation seems not available.
Reading the Readmes suggests I may be able to re-install if I have a floppy with 'bootdisk.img' but every time I try to look at (never mind downlad) the 'bootdisk.img' file, I'm told that there's no reader available.

RH9 is still working but if there are some hints ...


Old 08-06-2005, 07:35 PM   #2
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The amount of software you install will NOT slow down your system. Unlike most other OSes, linux programs don't start automatically, unless you configure them to do so.

Also, RH9 is 5 years old, and no longer supported. You should not use it. If you like it, use Fedora Core 4, which is the newest version of Red Hat.

Also, you can't reinstall the OS when it is running, same as in Window$. If you want to format and reinstall, put disk 1 in, reboot, and boot to CD. When it says it detects a version of RH9, tell it to delete it. Game Over.



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