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Redhat 6.2 on Pentium 4

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Chakravarthi
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Redhat 6.2 on Pentium 4

Hi all,

Is it possible to install Redhat 6.2 (2.2.14-6.1.1) kernel on Pentium 4 machines??

regards
chakri
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Mark Grant
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Re: Redhat 6.2 on Pentium 4

No problem at all apart from the fact that some modern hardware such as video cards and such might not be supported.
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Chakravarthi
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Re: Redhat 6.2 on Pentium 4

I have a Redhat 6.2 Installation CD, it doesnt work some python error.

even you make the machine up with 2.2.14 kernel, it cant recognize the architecture,
uname -m gives i?86.

thanks
chakri
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Re: Redhat 6.2 on Pentium 4

Hi:Well you are going to have many problemsA ugly desktop Non updatesOld KernelMany hardware without supportWhy do not install Fedora? is freewith updatesNew kernel with security patchesMany hardware with supporthttp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/1/i386/iso/
Jerome Henry
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Re: Redhat 6.2 on Pentium 4

Or even redhat 7.3 !
After fighting hard, you'll finammy install rh6.2, but this kernel is weak as far as security is concerned, and it won't be able to use all your hardware capacities...

J
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Redhat 6.2 on Pentium 4

You can do it.

Why is a question that comes to mind.

Red hat 6.2 is not supported. Unless you have a n app that speficially requires it, its like buying a 1986 Toyota. It might run nice, or it might not.

There are security vulnerabilities that can not be dealt with.

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Chakravarthi
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Re: Redhat 6.2 on Pentium 4

Hi,

I tried installin using installation CD, i count, installation program gives, python error and hangs, also the 2.2.14 kernal cant recognise the architecture of the p4.

dirk dierickx
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Re: Redhat 6.2 on Pentium 4

rh6.2 is sure small and lean and mean, but is also very old. it would not be so bad for the packages, but i can image you could run into problem with a 2.2.14 kernel on a i686 machine!
even though if you could get it running, rh6.2 would probably not meet your expectation since there are a lot of packages missing that are included by default on all distros now.
if you need a lean and mean distro you can give debian a try, else i suggest going with the latest rh or fedora release to save you a lot of problems.