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Old 06-10-2010, 08:22 AM   #1
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Install RedHat 9.2 on Dell


Please how can i install Linux Red Hat 9.2 on my new dell Inspiron 1545. Please somebody help me. When i want to installed it, it will get to a stage and will ask me of drivers. But on my desktop i don't have such problem. Thanks.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:27 AM   #2
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Please do not post threads with a title of "Urgent". Use something descriptive of your question. (I have fixed the title.)

RedHat 9 is hopelessly obsolete. Head over to http://distrowatch.com and pick something more modern. Common advice is anything in the top ten on their "hit list". If you specifically need RedHat, then look at Fedora or CentOS.
 
Old 06-10-2010, 08:28 AM   #3
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Firstly why are you installing Red Hat 9?

This is a way out of support distro. For desktop use try either Fedora 13 or CentOS 5.5 - which are the most up to date releases of Red Hat distros.
 
Old 06-10-2010, 08:36 AM   #4
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Redhat 9 was released year 2002. Installs fine on computers
from 2001 or older. Will never work with SATA.
Redhat 9 was declared obsolete six years ago !

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Old 06-10-2010, 08:50 AM   #5
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Does Red Hat 9.2 even exist?
 
Old 06-10-2010, 09:01 AM   #6
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Linux

Please tell me which of the linux can i installed on my dell inspiron 1545 that will work. Thanks
 
Old 06-10-2010, 09:10 AM   #7
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A quick glance at the specs suggests that just about any Linux will run fine on that laptop.
 
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:32 AM   #8
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A quick glance at the specs suggests that just about any Linux will run fine on that laptop.
I assume you mean any current Linux
 
Old 06-10-2010, 02:18 PM   #9
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I'm starting to wonder if there's someone who travels around Africa and India with a suitcase full of Redhat 9 CDs saying to people 'Hey, have you ever heard of Linux? No? It's great, you should try it! Here, have a few copy. If you have any problems just go to www.linuxquestions.org and ask for help.' Then they run away hide around the corner and let out an evil laugh. They're expenses are paid by Microsoft. I can't imagine why else people keep posting here about Redhat 9 so long after it ceased to be relevant.
 
Old 06-10-2010, 02:31 PM   #10
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There is a warning: Red Hat Linux is no longer a supported ..
But "Nine" still looks like the latest, I guess.
 
Old 06-10-2010, 02:37 PM   #11
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Interesting. And bizarre that it's so high up on the list. Maybe the warning should be bigger and sterner. Something the lines of 'Redhat 9 is utterly obsolete and will not work on modern hardware. Unless you are fully aware of what Redhat 9, do not download it because it is not useful to you."
 
Old 06-19-2010, 05:27 AM   #12
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Thanks guys for you contributions, i use (OpenSuse 10.3) and it worked fine. you guys the bomb.
 
Old 06-19-2010, 05:31 AM   #13
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Thanks guys for you contributions, i use (OpenSuse 10.3) and it worked fine. you guys the bomb.
So having managed to avoid a version of Linux that's obsolete by about 7 years, you've gone with one that's only obsolete by about two years. Sigh. openSUSE 10.3 is no longer supported. 11.2 is the current version, 11.3 is due out soon.
 
  


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