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Hello guys, I have been trying to isntall RHEL 5 in my laptop( aspire 573 . But the problem is that its not detecting the hdd. So, I intalled CentOS ...
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    CentOS and RHEL 5 in ASPIRE 5738


    Hello guys,
    I have been trying to isntall RHEL 5 in my laptop( aspire 573. But the problem is that its not detecting the hdd.

    So, I intalled CentOS 5.1. everything seems to be fine except for sound and the network driver.....anybody know..wherer to find the network driver?????/
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated....

    Jimmy

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    Red Hat and other Enterprise distros can be challenging to get working right on laptops. Unless you have a compelling reason to use them, I would recommend going with something like Linux Mint or other more desktop oriented distro. If you do want to use a Red Hat clone, I would recommend Scientific Linux over CentOS.

    For the network, are you talking wired or wireless?
    Wireless Setup

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    well, as part of my course, we have to learn server administration in RedHat. Since I couldnt install redhat i opted for centOS in my laptop. And centOS didnt really get working with the wired network driver. I downloaded a linux network driver from Broadcom, my laptop's network card manufacturer, and tried installing it. But that didnt work too.

    I think I gotta start using Scientific linux. But does it have all the features of RHEL??

    Thanks for the reply reed....I appreciate it.....

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    I think I gotta start using Scientific linux. But does it have all the features of RHEL??
    Yes, like CentOS, it's basically a clone of Red Hat. I recommend it because CentOS has historically been a little slow to release some security updates and because Scientific Linux is backed by Fermilab and CERN, meaning they have more resources and a higher propability of longevity. But in your case, learning server admin for a course, it doesn't matter too much which you use. CentOS is perfectly good, it's just if I were running a business (and decided against paying for Red Hat support), I would choose Scientific Linux over CentOS.

    Hardware recognition should be the same in all of them, so switching won't fix the problem.

    Read the sticky on Wireless Setup and post the requested info here. That info will help with the wired card as well.

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    well...i am need of a RHEL clone with a working network driver.....configuring ftp, samba share,,,,and I might have to show it by accessing the ftp or samba share from another computer in the network.....man..I am in a fix.......any more suggestion reed???? And thanx for the reply..........great article .....u linked there.....

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    Please post output of:
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    lspci
    This will tell us which network chip you are using, and we may find out if you need firmware to get the driver working.
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    As Hal343 said, but in Red Hat/Fedora you need the full path
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    /sbin/lspci
    There is more useful info we need as well, all described in the Wireless Setup sticky I posted a link to above.

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    Question

    Well..here's the out of lspci.....

    [root@localhost ~]# /sbin/lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
    00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
    00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
    00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile LPC Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation Mobile 2 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation Mobile 2 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 03)
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation Unknown device 1698 (rev 10)
    04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 4232

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    Please run
    Code:
    su -
    update-pciids
    Then repost lspci plus all the other information, as described in the wireless sticky, which I posted a link to above.

    And a link here as well:
    Wireless Setup Sticky - Click on me

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    su -l root update-pciids
    curl: (6) Couldn't resolve host 'pciids.sourceforge.net'
    update-pciids: download failed

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