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SEUL: SUEL: Install part deux

Well finally finished downloading the RedHat version of linux and
installed it so here are my observations:
1) (doesn't really have to do with the installation, may be skipped.
When I first attempted to get the RedHat files I read just about
everything that was on their web site about installation and could find
nothing about what files needed to be downloaded.  Sent a message to
their tech support asking simply what files were needed for a base
distro.  Got a message back from them saying in effect if you didn't buy
it don't ask. This I felt was rather short sighted of them.
2) finally determined what needed to be downloaded and completed the
downloading of files (approximately 500 files of varing length) made the
boot disks with rawrite and began the installation.
3) The installation screen were in my opinion rather childish looking
but seemed to work correctly.
4) When needing to swap disks (only two are required) if you don't swap
the disk you are reminded, A GOOD POINT.
5)Attempted to install over my current (Slackware) linux set up install
went alright program selection was exceptionally good because of the
tracking of what programs are needed by other programs.
6.) Installed Lilo on the root master block
7.) entire installation took about 10 minutes on my pentium 166
8.) shutdown and did a reboot tried to get into linux but nothing
9.) did a reinstall first erasing the partition that will hold the linux
10.) again installation went without a hitch
11.) rebooted and got the lilo prompt and was informed that I could boot
to linux or dos (which I never told lilo to do as I already have a boot
manager on my system for either windows or linux).
12.) booted linux. Worked fine

General observations on the redhat distribution:
 When I use linux I tend to mix the command line with the use of
XWindows and it seems that with RedHat it is either command line or
XWindows (you have to use XDM to get XWindows to work) this is rather
restrictive in my point of view and a definate drawback.

The installation program did offer support for my zip drive.

The installation program seemed to take care of setting up Xwindows
without a problem.


Next Installment Slackware installation, coming soon at a computer near


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