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    RedHat 9 install with sata drive


    hi I just got redhat 9 and I wanted to install it on my computer but I just can't seem to do it. I'm very new at linux and wanted to learn some more on it. here are my specs. intel 2.4 GHZ, intel D865GBV, and with a 160 gig sata maxtor. could someone please give me good details on how I can get linux to work. if you could that would be great if you have any questions please free to ask me.

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    RH9 uses the 2.4 series of kernels. If you want to install on a sata drive, you are going to need a linux distro which has a 2.6 series of kernel.

    For that I suggest you try either CentOS or Fedora Core, if you want a linux distribution based on RH. Basicially any of the newer distros should work for you, see distrowatch and take the linux distro chooser test to decide which one would be suitable for you.
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    could you recommend me which one I should get that is similar to red hat 9

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    firstly, I would suggest you take the linux chooser test that I linked to and read up on distrowatch about each distribution. Also google around about your hardware and any problems it may have with linux.

    However, here are my recommendations in no particular order:
    SuSE Linux 9.3/10.0
    CentOS (I think 3 or 4 is the latest)
    Fedora Core 4
    Mandriva 2005/2006

    Fedora and CentOS are directly based on RH, SuSE and Mandriva are based to a certain degree on RH, in that they use the RPM packages.
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    Couldn't agree more ...

    Quote Originally Posted by lfdrumz0929
    could you recommend me which one I should get that is similar to red hat 9
    AlexK has said it ... There are several RH derivatives. The main thing is - don't get stuck on the idea of RH9 just cause you have it. Distros are *really* inexpensive. I pay around US$2.00 for cds and US$3.50 for DVDs - the postage is not much either. DistroWatch is the place to start as AlexK said before.

    One RH derivative beside the ones that AlexK mentioned is TaoLinux...

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    Fedora Core 4 is another one
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