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Old 04-26-2003, 10:01 PM   #1
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Angry Redhat 8 questions

I recently bought Redhat 8 and a book figuring, "what the hell, I'll learn linux". I set up Redhat on a second harddrive but all it does is crash! I crashes when I log out even if I don't log out it crashes every couple of hours. I have been told that it's because I have a P4 and Redhat 8 (is this it?) and that Redhat 8 was just really unstable and that I should upgrade. Would upgrading to redhat 9 fix this? I want to stay with Redhat because ... I just want to.
Thanks in advance

Old 04-26-2003, 10:34 PM   #2
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no rh8 is not unstable. i assume that youll be dual booting with M$. If this crashing thing only occurs when you boot to linux i would simply boot into windows and format the slave drive where you will want to install linux. Format and check to see that mechanically the drive is cool. rh8 has some bugs but it is definately not unstable and it should not crash like that. With that said i like rh9 because i get less erronious failed dependencies with new software i install. I was bummed it didnt have the windowmaker window manager but that is easily installed. Sounds like your install was corrupt. If you are dualbooting any M$ other than nt or 2000 advanced server you can safely lilo or grub ( the bootloaders) in the mbr on the primary drive. If not it may be best to install the bootloader on the slave with the os.
linux is not unstable.
have fun!
Old 04-27-2003, 02:40 AM   #3
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Re:RH 8 crashed

Yes, i agree with wlfdgcrkz!

i installed rh8 in a single harddisk which is dual booted with Win 2k.
It worked fine. The only disadvantage of installing boot loader into MBR is that i can't boot into Linux partition everytime i format the Win partition.
Therefore i installed my linux boot loader in the first sector of my linux partition. It worked fine again.The only thing you need is just a boot diskette.

And now i installed rh9. Again it works fine. It runs faster than rh8 because of NPTL(Native Posix Thread Library). Thanks RH!

Try again please!
Old 04-27-2003, 10:37 AM   #4
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Thanks for your help! I am in fact dual booting linux with Windows XP. I'm going to do a reinstall.



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