redhat 7.2

Gregory J.Neumann gjn at
Tue Nov 20 13:08:50 EST 2001

OOHH!!  SLACKWARE is what you NEED!! :-D  Debian is very hands on as 
well, but while I watched a Debian installation, I never did one.  
Slackware 8.0 offers the 2.2.19 or 2.4.5 kernel.  But it's always been a 
very easy exercise to download the sources and recompile to anything you 
want.  The server I use at work started at 2.2.13 that came w/ Slackware 
7.1, and I compiled up to 2.2.19 w/ the RAID patches.  I think I skipped 
.14 and .17.  
I did an install of FreeBSD, but I eventually burned it.  It was just 
different enough, and I didn't have the time to devote to it, and needed 
a SAMBA server.  But the installation was well documented, if very text 
based.  Someday I'll have enough spare hardware to install it and leave 
it running long enough to learn!  Very lean and fast.  I'm not sure how 
FreeBSD and OpenBSD are related, but that's my experience ...  Not much!
One other little plug for Slackware, Patrick Volkerdung is very committed 
to having a distribution that will install on anything Linux can run on, 
so even outdated hardware will work, even a 386SX! :-)

Hope this helps, and let me know how it goes, or even if you think you 
need help.  I was really disappointed to miss the Sunday meeting, I love 
installs! ;-)  My wife got VERY (and messily! -poor baby!) ill on Friday 
afternoon, so I tried to fill in over the weekend so she could get 
better.  I WILL make it to one of the meetings one of these days!!!


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

On 11/20/01, 12:29:04, "Wechter, Ron" <WechterR at> wrote 
regarding RE: redhat 7.2:

> Well - I think I will try slackware and redhat on thursday...
> At the meetings everyone told me of a Linux distribution that was very
> "manual" and was a good distribution for learning. Which one was this 
> I'm also looking into OpenBSD -- Any thoughts on this?

> Ron

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gregory J.Neumann [mailto:gjn at]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 11:10 AM
> To: nflug at
> Subject: RE: redhat 7.2

> Umm... Try Slackware?? ;-)  Sorry, my experiences w/ RedHat have been not
> very happy since 5.2.  I completely gave up on it on 6.2 thinking "Enough
> is enough!  If I want my manually set configurations overridden every
> time I start an X client, I'll use Windows!"  I really like the RedHat
> installation, and if somebody doesn't need/want to tweak the setup, it's
> great.  Actually, RH is awesome for the new Linux user.  It just annoyed
> me as much as Windows does.  Maybe if I hadn't already cut my teeth on
> Slackware before I even heard of RedHat, I'd like it better.

> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

> On 11/20/01, 10:49:48, "Wechter, Ron" <WechterR at> wrote
> regarding RE: redhat 7.2:

> > So -- were there major errors after compiling the new Kernel on Redhat
> 7.2.
> > I will be installing it on thursday night so any tips would definitely
> help!
> > What are some errors to watch for?

> > Ron

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Joe Bielli [mailto:jbielli at]
> > Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 1:48 PM
> > To: nflug at
> > Subject: RE: redhat 7.2

> > The stock redhat 7.2 kernel is heavily modded, however you can get by
> > just fine (albeit a few error messages) after recompiling a new 2.4.14..

> > I patched to include ext3 support, and also noticed quite a few
> > networking features need to be included (I don't remember the details)..
> > I'm running error free. I noticed that if you want to run 95/98/nt/2000
> > apps under X, there are some wine features missing that redhat patched
> > in their custom kernel.

> > A friend just did an rpm update of the kernel on a 7.2 and it went
> > without a hitch. I think that's Scary :)

> > Joe Bielli
> > Software Development

> > Computer SOS, inc.
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-nflug at [mailto:owner-nflug at] On Behalf Of
> > Riga, Anthony
> > Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 12:46 PM
> > To: Nflug (E-mail)
> > Subject:

> > Has anyone used or installed the new 7.2 Redhat Linux yet. I was going
> > to upgrade mine to 7.2 because I am running 7.1 and was wondering if it
> > is easy to install and if it has plugins already built-in for Netscape.
> > usually I do a custom install for 7.1 and it works great. Any install
> > tips for duell boot with Windows please let me know.  Has anyone heard
> > of LinDows? It is Linux based and you will be able to run Linux and
> > Windows Apps on same OS. Has anyone tried it yet?

> >                       --Thanks

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