RH9 versus Fedora ....
From: David .L. Debonnaire (MyName_at_t-online.de)
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 12:19:55 +0100
as a newbie, I chose as my 2nd. attempt at using Linux - the 1st.
failed, with SuSe years ago because of a time factor - RedHat 9.
The installation went like a dream, it found, and did everything one
could wish for, but then with the EOL announcment, I found myself
re-living the Microsoft update/new version/etc. etc ... nightmare, that
I though I could leave behind me.
OK!, I thought, I'll give it a try, after all I've only used it (RH9)
for a few weeks and I wont lose anything - and, as the new heir to the
RedHat throne it shouldn't be tooooo bad!
After *many* installation troubles:
Freezing between CDs
*out of diskspace* messages (which I found the answer to ...)
Not correctly identifying my monitor
Being *unable* to create a boot diskette - (kernel too large -
even for an absolute minimumal installation)
Hardly an auspicious beginning!
Sooo, valued 'NG'ers my question concerns the wisdom of a change to
Fedora - which I must confess I'm not at all happy with - I like RH9. So
will it be possible for me - assuming my hopefully, increased knowlege
by April.04 - to keep RH9 up to date in *all*, or at least most, of it's
aspects, without the Up2Date service currently offered by RedHat?
By this I mean all of the essential Linux services / programs and
modules - even if it means compiling 'packages' specially for RH9. And
assuming such update possibilities exist, where could one get the
necessary modules and or packages? - I mean of course those needed for
the 'core' or kernel services, and not those elements from other
developers e.g.: Gnome, Mozilla and all of the other 'contributors' to
I would be very grateful for *helpful* advice and guidance. Thank you
for your patience.