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Installation News
It turns out that the Gateway had a bad RAM chip, and when I swapped it out, the install went fine. I ended up installing Red Hat 9 on that box, with the intention to use it as a server of some sort. I have the exact same model at home, with, I think, a ATI Rage 128 video card. I also installed RH9 on that box and set it up as an NFS/Samba file server.
That's working quite well; I really like the RH9 administration tools. Setting up Samba in particular was a breeze using the new RH9 tool, compared to editing the config files or even using the SWAT tools.
I've updated all of the Linux boxes at work to RH9, and upgraded the old Compaq Presario 1200 laptop to RH9 as well. That disabled the Linksys wireless network card, but I was able to restore it easily with the new Linux Red Hat 9 RPMs for the wlan pcmcia card, from the linux-wlan-ng 0.2.0 RPMS site.
About this Blog I've been using Linux for a few years now, and administering both Linux and Windows servers. My company, Cadent Technologies Corp., hosts some of our client's sites on Window 2000 using IIS 5.0 and SQL Server 7.0. I've been working with IIS since it came out, and Cadent has also specialized in ASP development.
I've wanted to switch the company from Windows to Linux for some time. We are now using Linux as our file server, and I've started to migrate our clients and current projects to PHP. Once we move our web sites to PHP (on Windows), we can then move the sites to PHP on Linux, and then move the databases from SQL Server 7.0 to MySQL or Postgres. I realized it would take some time, so I started by using open source software on Windows, so I could run the same apps on Linux.
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