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red hat installation

mickey_15
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red hat installation

Can we install Red Hat 9.0 Linux on a HP Omnibook 6000?

Thanks,
mickey
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: red hat installation

That is a tricky proposition.

The answer is probably yes, though you should do research so you know who provided the video card/chipset and the modem.

HP laptops are relatively famous for giving Linux installation/admins trouble getting started.

Before you start, make sure you do your homework and have linux drivers at the ready.

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Alex Lavrov.
Honored Contributor

Re: red hat installation

I'll suggest to install something newer than RH9, something like Fedora Core 4 ...

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Andrew Cowan
Honored Contributor

Re: red hat installation

Suse usually recognises far more devices than Redhat and so is normally a much better bet for laptops.
Ivajlo Yanakiev
Respected Contributor

Re: red hat installation

I'm not recommend Suse.
FC 4 is ok if you not going to $$ for RH ES 4.
Andrew Cowan
Honored Contributor

Re: red hat installation

Suse has also gone open-source, and there is now a no-cost version available from www.opensuse.org.

I do prefer to use Redhat as I am more familiar with the commands, and there are more things available in the US, however I can almost gaurantee that you will run into hardware issues with a Compaq/HP laptop. I have been running Suse for a long time, first on my old Pavillion N5430, and now on my NV400 widescreen, and Suse supports everything except the Winmodem.

On the wireless front 9.3 also supports Windows 2000/XP AES encryption rather than just WEP as Redhat does.
Mark Ellzey
Valued Contributor

Re: red hat installation

Mickey,

I have a HP Omnibook 6000 that I just installed RH 9 on last week. Works fine.

Regards,
Mark
TwoProc
Honored Contributor

Re: red hat installation

I've got RH 3.x Workstation installed/working on my Omnibook w/o any problems.
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