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Old 08-04-2003, 02:10 PM   #1
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Red Hat Upgrading?

If it is free & legal, how can I go about upgrading my Linux Red Hat 7.3 on-line to at least 8.0 or higher?
Old 08-04-2003, 02:30 PM   #2
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Use apt-rpm and

Once installed, simply edit /etc/apt/sources.list and uncomment the lines for which version of Redhat you want, then:

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

You may need to temporarily uninstall certain packages if you get unresolveable dependancy problems.

Old 08-04-2003, 03:05 PM   #3
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Or, you could order some cheap CDs and upgrade using them.

# Cheap CDs
Discount Linux CDs
Linux Central

# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
Old 09-17-2003, 10:33 AM   #4
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I can now download and burn ISO files into Linux disks. I found out what was wrong with all my previous attempts. It was a combination of 2 things.

1, I set the burn ratio to fast. ISO files are compressed, but while burning they need to decompress. If they are set to fast, they will burn compressed and curupt.

2, My mother board and/or my CPU was causing many of the problems. I often got this last message when the CD would boot up, Starting vectoer 00000002, blah blah.

Something was not processing correctly with that mother board.

I know this because I got tihs error with a few cd's that I burned, asuming they were curupt. When I setup my server with an Intel CPU on a ASUS motherboard, they worked, "PERFECTLY".

If you get a Starting VECTOR 000002 as your last line on a boot up and your computer freezes, it may be due to a compatiablity issue.


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