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Hey,

I am really new to linux and i was wondering if i have a hard drive just with red hat 9 GUI on it, not partitioned, how to format it so i can re-install redhat 9 but just the server side so i don't have the GUI anymore?

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put your redhat cd back in and reinstall without X11 and GUI. to make it easy
you will have the chance to reformat and partition your HDD.

Btw just a global question: Why are so many ppl still using RedHat for personal use ??
if you want to use redhat just use Fedora :shock:
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Ive been trying to run off my cd rom to boot the disk again and my computer is not picking it up. (everything is correct in the bios). Is there anyway i can run commands from grub prompt and if so what can i run?

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whats Linux
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Grub prompt is merely a boot manager -- it permits you to choose between different OS installations on the same HDD.

You're going to need that CD drive to function, either that or try a net install. (Usually handled by grabbing a floppy or two of data, burning that and booting from floppy. Course, if you're on dial-up, it could take awhile.

Your best bet is to either attempt the install again or try another distribution.
There are of course other options, but not the sort of thing one can go into here in this forum type setting.

There's another theory that perhaps the RH CD image was corrupted, physically I mean. Again, attempting this with another distro (SuSe or Debian) would potentially alleviate the situation easily.

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Wolfman wrote:
whats Linux


eheh it's an OS (operating system )
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Wolfman wrote:
whats Linux


I have been contemplating how to answer that.

So here goes.

It's an alternate Operating system to Microsoft Windows, based upon the concept of Unix but developed as a kernel surrounded by packages rather than a whole. This is why there are so many distributions available.

No, it will not run your MS software (yes, I know about wine, but let's not confuse the issue).

It will however act in the capacity of stable serving platform or in some cases, desktop.

If you really want to know more, I will dig up some old references -- to include timelines -- to help you understand the concept.

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I would'nt mind the references and the time-lines..
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Wolfman wrote:
whats Linux


:idea: Linux is the best substitude for Windows. Very stable (hard to hang), very friendly (no need to defragment your hard disk), powerful, consumes less memory, and best of all... FREE and OPEN SOURCE!

Go get yourself a distro out there :!:
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Brief historical timeline:
http://www.dimi.uniud.it/~miculan/Didat ... story.html

This one is one of my favorites;
http://www.levenez.com/unix/

Of course if you want more information on Linux;
http://www.linux.org/

While Linux is much more stable than Windows, I wouldn't exactly say it is "hard to hang". The disk defrag bit is true for the most part due to the different filesystem types; FAT, FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS accomplish disk writes much differently, though an occasional fsck is still require din *nix land.

While *nix command line *does* consume less memory for operation, once X11 and a WM is installed, a *nix box can feel the bloat rather quickly.

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once X11 and a WM is installed, a *nix box can feel the bloat rather quickly.


kde is a little bloated, gnome too...

i use flux, xfce is nice too
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aeon wrote:
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once X11 and a WM is installed, a *nix box can feel the bloat rather quickly.


kde is a little bloated, gnome too...

i use flux, xfce is nice too

Yup, kde and gnome even make my athlon64 feel slow.. :shock: I use Openbox instead. :)

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