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Hi, I'm trying to install linux on my pc. Configuration is : Motherboard : Asus m5a97 evo. HDD : 2 TB & 80 GB ( Installing linux on 80GB) Ram ...
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    Hi,

    I'm trying to install linux on my pc. Configuration is :

    Motherboard : Asus m5a97 evo.

    HDD : 2 TB & 80 GB ( Installing linux on 80GB)

    Ram : 16GB

    Graphics card : ATI 7850.

    I'm trying to install RHEL 4.

    But during installing i get a msg about some drivers missing. After some research found out the problem is with AHCI controller. For the very same reason i was not able to install Win XP. So changed the sata controller to IDE. I was able to install XP but not linux.

    Please help.....

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    Hi and welcome

    rhel4 is from 2005.
    It has reached end-of-life.
    There is no point in using it anymore, let alone installing it on a new machine.

    My recommendation would be to use rhel6.3, if you need the commercial support of a paid subscription,
    or try centos6.3 for a binary compatible rhel clone without commercial support.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    I agree with Irithori. You should go for CentOS instead of RedHat. CentOS is a clone of RHEL minus RH branding.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    Thatīs not what I meant

    While centos is certainly capable (especially) as a server distribution,
    the commercial support and/or status of rhel can be valid reasons to go this route.
    Think: SLAs, distribution of responsibilities, etc

    So it depends on the usecase, which distro is more applicable.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    In any case, I prefer CentOS over RHEL. Its free, has great community support and rock solid. I have two production servers and both are running CentOS.
    I don't think status matters much while choosing any distro.
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    @Irithori,

    I understand, the whole purpose of using rhel 4 is to install a software called oracle 10G. Which is best supported by RHEL4 only. The reason is later version of rhel4 were released after the release of oracle software. SO I gotta downgrade rhel version. It can be done, i got a tutorial for it, But is damn complex and doesnt prove the complete functionality of oracle 10G software.

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    You will not be able to install rhel4 on this hardware, at least not without intrusive modifications.
    One could think of running rhel4 in a VM, but this will set limitations on cpu, ram and especially IO and will introduce more complexity.

    My recommendation would be to migrate to both redhat/centos 6 and oracle 11g r2
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