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vaibhav punekar
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Hi,
This is my first posting to this group.I am working on servlets/JSP currently on Win NT.But I he every opportunity to go to UK and there they are using Linux.I tried installing Linux6.2(Redhat) on my home PC that already has Win NT server4.0 loaded.
The problem is while booting through Linux CD it gives fatal error for "Motherboard 810(sth Chip error)and the bootable CD gets out at once saying unable to install".I think problem is with motherboard.Is there any remedy on this problem>?Has anyone faced such a problem?Please help me It's urgent.One of my friend told that go to BIOS mode and make "Boot Sector Virus Check" disabled.I did that also but to no help.
 
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RedHat 6.2 needs patches to work with 810 motherboards. 7.0 (and later) should work OK. I have 3 machines with 810 motherboards running RedHat 7 variants here at the moment.
 
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Thanks Frank.
I will try with 7.0.It is always advisable to be updated with the latest versions.If next version(anyhow free)is
already available why not to go for it?Actually I ve worked(very little) on 6.2.So I thought better if I stick to it initially.Please let me know if the installation process and other issues are more or less same for 6.2 and 7.0.
 
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Installation is largely similar, as far as I recall.
 
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Frank's right - 7 and 6.2 are pretty much the same installation-wise. One thing to note is that a lot of programs have trouble with the 7.0 GCC compiler. There is, however, a fix posted on RedHat's site.
 
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Yup, I forgot that. I had to install the c++ library compatibility rpm, but after that almost everything works straight away.
Installing Sun's Java is pretty easy, but I recommend you uninstall the default Kaffe JVM first, otherwise you can inadvertently get confused as to which JVM you are actually using. Although Kaffe does work (and Kudos to RH for including Java in the standard system), it's a lot slower than Sun or Blackdown's offerings.
 
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I concur with Frank about uninstalling Kaffe. If you do a straight install of the SDK while Kaffe is resident, typing java -version at the prompt brings up Kaffe's stats - the system defaults to Kaffe unless you specify the path in the javac/java statements.
 
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It will seem silly but may know which international magazine currently in marget has Linux7.x CD with it.In India we have CHIP magazine that generally provide such CD.May I know which edition has it if incidentally sombody came accross it.Thanks. Planning to install Linux this week end if everything works properly and I get the CD.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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