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Re: [vox-tech] Newbie needs help w/ redhat install
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Re: [vox-tech] Newbie needs help w/ redhat install

I'd say either wait for the next IF, or find someone experienced in the
ways of Linux to help you install.  Just thinking about doing another
fresh install still gives me the heebie jeebies.  Though I imagine it
would be easier without have to try to get NT to play nice.

Helpful hint: if you buy "The Red Hat 7.2 Bible" by IDG Books at
Borders, you'll not only get a good introductory book to Red Hat, but a
copy of RH 7.2 on CD as well.

On Tue, 2002-04-30 at 21:41, Nicole Carlson wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Apr 2002, Thomas Burton wrote:
> > I attended the alice mtg last month and found religion.  But I am a newbie
> >who is trying to install redhat  (I know, I can rely on the next
> >installfest, but attepting to do on my own) on a 486 box a friend
> >bequeathed me. So I am going w/ the distro supplied w/ the "learning
> >redhat linux" by oreilly. Dont know the version but when installing sez
> >2.0; is this the kernal or the version? I couldnt say.
> First, I second the motion to get a newer version of Red Hat.  The current
> kernel is in the 2.4 range; 2.0.x kernels are REALLY old.  (Red Hat
> 2.0 would be even older--they were up to 5.1 when I started with Linux
> three or four years ago.)  Your options are thus (in no particular order):
> 1. Download the latest version from www.redhat.com .
> 2. Wait 'til next IF.
> 3. Check out a copy from the library (www.lugod.org/library/distros).  The
> page looks a little outdated, though.  Maybe you could e-mail Henry
> (librarian@lugod.org) and ask him what we've got.
> Second, if you feel like going through the whole install process again,
> wait until it's JUST aborted, then hit Ctrl-Alt-F2.  This will bring up a
> different virtual terminal.  Hopefully, it's the one where the install
> process prints out the logs of what it's encountering.  What's the last
> message before the install aborts?
> Hope this helps... good luck!
> --nicole twn
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