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Old 11-05-2010, 08:39 AM   #1
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RedHat 9 IDE problems

Hey there. I downloaded and burned my Redhat 9 iso to a cd. I booted from disk and started the setup. when i got in it couldnt detect my CD rom. so i used boot: hdb=cdrom and then it stil didnt work. then i found that the ahci in my bios was on and causing this problem. i turned it off and it detected the CD rom but then presented a new problem. it refused to see the CD. I just got the message "cd nt foun" and i cant seem to get it working. Please any help will be greatly appreciated. Any ideas any1?
Old 11-05-2010, 08:44 AM   #2
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This is not surprising - Redhat 9 is 6 years out of date: it probably just cannot detect your hardware. Use an up to date distro instead.
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lol omw its that old :P well thanx ill get a newer release
Old 11-07-2010, 04:26 AM   #4
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No worries - if you like the look of Redhat-style distros, see fedora or CentOS.
Or you can try a distribution chooser.
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If you looking for an up to date Red Hat - try CentOS 5.5.

If you want something completely up to date (latest kernel and packages) try Fedora 14
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Good luck.

RH9 is not only old but also unsupported, meaning there's no updates for it anymore.

Red Hat Linux was first forked into Red Hat Enterprise Linux (which you have to *pay* for, but can still build from source code) and then into Fedora (which is free).


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