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Old 07-13-2004, 12:31 AM   #1
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Hey All,

Iam new to linux i ned some clarification regarding linux 9 as iam planning to install linux 9 in my office.

1) How much hard disk size required for linux 9& what is the system configuration required for linux 9, what is the best way of creating partitions or slices how much i should give to (/ , var , usr home)

2) After the installation were i will get patches for linux 9.

3) what is the best email solution for linux 9 freeware

4) In linux 9 samba server is free or i have to download it ,is it a free one.

can any one guide me for the installtion or some link which can b useful for this installation.

Old 07-13-2004, 04:15 AM   #2
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To install al the packages accompanying the rh9 distro,you'll require around 6 gigs of free space.Redhat should work on pentium class processor with a frequency of about 400 mhz.I'll recommend that you have sufficient RAM on your system though,more than 128 mb definitely,else the system can slow down to a crawl.
The rh installer comes with the disk druid partitioning tool and is easy enough even for a completely newbie.Choose the manually partition hard disk option.Just create new partitions in the free space on your disk.If you're not dual booting,then leave everything to disk druid.It'll just automate the allocation process.Typically you'll need about 75 mb for the /boot,although if you don't have a very large boot image,you can do with even 10 megs. /is where your system files are installed.It is upto you to specify the size,depending on your storage capacity./home,/var/usr are also user specific and may or may not be created.
You can use the evolution mail client for electronic mail.Samba and all its components are open source and are free.It is bundled with the redhat distribution media.Hope this answers your questions.
Old 07-13-2004, 07:24 AM   #3
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To start with, you can have one partition for swap and one for root ( / ).

If you are looking at an email server solution, you have sendmail and postfix that come bundled with RH9, qmail is another popular email solution.

You can find the patches either at the RedHat site or there is a new site


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