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Decided to install linux red hat

  1. May 21, 2004 #1

    wolram

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    after a great deal of thought i decided to install linux red hat
    on my new computer, as i have no ability to burn CDs i opted
    to buy, but i can not find an outlet, every one i find has some
    problem, i can find all other linux stuff but not the personal OS,
    has it been withdrawn or discontinued?
     
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  3. May 21, 2004 #2
    I'll try the bookstore also, and look for one of those Red Hat Linux bible books which includes a copy of the OS.

    I've read that Suse is great for beginners as well.
     
  4. May 21, 2004 #3

    dduardo

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    The bad thing about buying the retail box is that you sometimes don't get the lastest version. The good thing is that you probable get a manual with it. Instead of trying to find a cd for linux the next best thing (if you have broadband) is a floppy net install. This tutorial should help you install fedora (Red hat) using only a floppy and the internet:

    http://vishalshah.org/node/view/81

    The section you want to read on the page is called : HOW TO INSTALL FEDORA CORE 1 LINUX

    This tutorial should apply to the new Fodora Core 2. Just make sure to change One's to Two's
     
  5. May 21, 2004 #4

    wolram

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    i have just had a stroke of good luck, an acquaintance has
    the suse 9 CDs and has gifted them to me, after reading
    several reviews this seems an ok OS. i am hopping with
    my new athlon xp 2500, 1meg pc2100 ddr dimm, 120 gig
    hd comp, i will be set for a long time.
    thanks for all help and advice. :biggrin:
     
  6. May 21, 2004 #5

    dduardo

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    1meg pc2100 ddr? I didn't even know they made sticks that big!
     
  7. May 22, 2004 #6

    wolram

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    1meg pc2100 ddr? I didn't even know they made sticks that big!

    no i didnt come in just one stick, it came in two with five hundred and
    twelve mega bits on each.
    if anyone wants a tutorial on how to build a computer just ask me
    :surprise: :confused:
     
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