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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

Hello Thomas;

I would have to second, third and fourth the opinions of the others. the 2.0 
kernel is extremely outdated. That said do what you want in regards to 
installing Red Hat. They are at version 7.2 (Uses the 2.4.X kernel). Or wait 
a couple of weeks and the newer Red Hat 7.3 will be out. Considering the age 
of the box you are using (a 486) I would stick with Red Hat, Debian, or 
Slackware. Of the three I would personally go with Debian for a multitude of 
reasons I will not get into now (mostly it plays nice with older equipment 
and is better supported by LUGOD as a whole). 

If you would like to come out to the next InstallFest (RSVP at 
http://www.lugod.org/if ) we can install Linux for you, but if this is a task 
you are wanting to tackle on your own (and I don't see any reason not too) 
then I would read the instructions for installing the distro of your choice. 
Several wonderful books are out including many that come with Linux Distro. 
Red Hat Unleashed for Red Hat 7.2 was mentioned. AVOID Mandrake it is not 
going to work on a 486 it is optimized for Pentium systems. In regards to 
Debian go to http://www.Debian.org and start reading you can install the 
system with a few floppies and a decent network connection. Good luck and let 
us know what other questions you have.

Rusty Minden CCNA :-)

On Tuesday 30 April 2002 07:45 pm, Thomas Burton wrote:
> Hello boyz and girlz, men and women.
> 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.
> Anyway, have tried to install w/ custom, workstation and server options. In
> each case, install shuts down anywhere between 46+/- mb and 270+/- mb with
> error msg to the effect of "install exited abnormally -- received signal?"
> and the susequent shutting down of the various install files.
> Particulars of the box:
> cpu                        ibm6x86l pr200+ 150 mhz
> mboard                  mk78178991 w/ award bios 1995 pci/pnp 586, v 5.2a
> chipset                  vxpro pc82ca37vxt
> memory                 32 mb total edo by sieman 2 sticks, and crystal
> 332-b sticks hd                         quantum 1280 at ide
> modem                  isa slot, rockwell 95 l3u/g chip, smart one model
> 336 flx cdrom                    standard
> fd                           standard
> mouse                   ps/2 on card w/ game console port
> So what ideas does the collective consciousness think re the inability for
> complete install?
> Thanks for your help.
> Tom.

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