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Old 03-20-2009, 12:18 AM   #1
Venkatachalam Ramesh
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Redhat linux 9 Installation Problem..

Hai fourum members..
I get an error message like "No device drivers found to install..."
while i tried to install rh9 linux as a dual os
My system mark is :HP
please guide me how i could finish installing rh9 in my windows xp system
Thank you in advance..
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Support for RH9 was dropped in 2003. Since your hardware is very likely to be newer than RH9, it has no way to handle the hardware. I would strongly suggest you switch to a currently supported version. RHEL5.3 is the current RH offering but you must get a subscription to get access to their repos. Centos is RHEL with the logos remove but is free to install/update. Fedora is (essentially) the development version of RH, but it only has support for 13 months(for any one version).
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I agree, you may want to use the more up to date Fedora or Centos for security reasons if nothing else. Years ago before Fedora, I had to install rh9 on what was then brand new Gateway computers. in a school computer lab. I had to boot in the command line mode and dl the source for drivers such as nvidia and recompile them for the kernal. I finally had it working, but what a challenge especially for a linux newbie like me. I am sure it would be even more fun now to set up rh9.
Fedora now has a live cd, so you can test your hardware without installing it. if all goes well, you can then install Fedora with a push of a button.


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