Re: Installing RH 6.0 on Compaq Deskpro 4000
From: Sybren Stüvel (sybrenUSE_at_YOURimagination.thirdtower.com)
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 08:22:48 +0100
On Sun, 30 Nov 2003 23:03:57 -0800, Vilas King wrote:
> sorry about the multiple postings but I'm looking for answers to
> questions that are a bit out of the ordinary.
I've set the Followup-To header to comp.os.linux - something you
should have done. Besides that, your questions are just as ordinary
as any other's, so there is no need to assume any specialness.
> drive c : has Win98 SE [the maxtor hdd that came with the system]
Ehm... please use Unix/Linux drive/partition names like 'hda1' 'hdb3'
etc. instead of those lame MS-DOS drive letters. They don't tell us
> modem : Motorola SM56(?)
What's that question mark? How can we tell you things do or don't
work if you aren't even sure about what hardware you have?
> I have no A or B floppy drives as I had to remove it to install my
> second hdd- will that be a problem?
> I have had a hard time finding my hardware on a compatability list,
> has anyone installed RH 6, or anything else, on a Compaq of this
Why RedHat 6? That's ancient! Try a more recent version like the
latest Debian, Mandrake or Feldora.
> will I need to change any of my hardware [NIC, modem, ect..] to get
> it to work?
If you keep to ancient versions of Linux: yes. With a recent distro
and a bit of luck, most of it should help, though.
> Does RH 6.0 support USB?
If it does, then it doesn't do it well.
> RH says they no longer support RH 6.0, will a newer version work on
> this machine?
I wouldn't stick to redhat if I were you.
-- (o_ Q: God, root, what is difference? //\ A: God can change the byte order on the CPU, root can't. V_/_