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LINUX REDHAT 5.2

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by jamman32, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. jamman32

    jamman32 Nibble Poster

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    Has any one used redhat 5.2..

    Had it for a few years now but never got around to installing it..completely
    Is it any good and how is it to install. i have three discs 2 installation discs and an application disc.

    Tried to install it once but got stuck on fdisk or (druid) if i remember correctly...

    any suggestions or comments welcome.

    jamman:dry
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    You might want to check the version? :ohmy

    5.2 appears to be nearly 10 years old.

    If you want to try Linux I'd suggest a current version of Ubuntu, as being more compatible with current hardware.

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  3. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    Well, if you really want to learn, from the ground up, on old, old hardware, try it out. The earliest version of RedHat I tried was 7.1, and it was a difficult install, but at least it had some chance of having current drivers as that attempt was back on 2002 on hardware that was then 3 years old.

    So, unless you have an old pentium or k6II box lying around unused, you're very unlikely to find a driver that will work. Trying to get this running on current hardware would be about like trying to install W95 on a dual core with sata drives and an hdmi video card. You wouldn't get very far.
     
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  4. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    From all the talk about linux lately I decided to learn some of linux my self, so I ended up installing Ubuntu 7.04. I am using it right now actually, so I am typing this post while I am installing KDE. I would say that if you are interested start with Ubuntu as a lot of people say it's is a good distro to use to learn linux.
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    You can see here regarding when the different version of RedHat came out. My goodness 5.2 came out about the same time as Win 98.

    -Ken
     
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