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  1. Oct 3, 2005 #1
    I want to install Red hat Linux 9.0 on my comp.

    I have dell gx620, pentium 3.2 ghz 2mb cache, 945g chipset, 1 gb ram, philips cd/dvd reader and writer.

    I tried installing it. It asks me for the place where the media where the linux package is stored. When I press on Local CD Rom it always asks me to insert the linux CD when it is already inserted.

    How can I get rid of this problem.\?

    Thank you for the help
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  3. Oct 3, 2005 #2


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    Why are you installing such a old distro (Redhat 9.0) on such a new computer?

    I would go and download Kubuntu since that's what most people like nowadays:


    Kubuntu is going to have the lastest software and have much better hardware support.
  4. Oct 3, 2005 #3
    Thank you for the reply.

    Kubuntu looks good. I think I'll try it. Should I download the beta 3.5.1 or go with the 3.4.2 version?

    BTW, it is compatible with pentium, right?
  5. Oct 3, 2005 #4

    oh and there is also a distro called Ubuntu which you might want to look at as well.
  6. Oct 3, 2005 #5
    The Kubuntu page says that it is based on Ubuntu but has support for the KDE desktop too.
  7. Oct 3, 2005 #6
    no, it only has support for the kde desktop.

    personally, I think that KDE is cluttered and messy. GNOME is much cleaner UI wise.
  8. Oct 3, 2005 #7


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    If your used to Windows, KDE is the better choice.
  9. Oct 3, 2005 #8
    Alright, major trouble.

    I tried installing kubuntu 3.4.2. It boots but when it is on the 'loading additional components' step, it says that it can't read from the cd-rom. I checked the integrity of the cd and it was valid.

    What do I do? I can't proceed forward with the installation.
  10. Oct 3, 2005 #9
    Can anyone help?
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