Re: OT: Redhat linux install issues

  • From: MARK BRINSMEAD <mark.brinsmead@xxxxxxx>
  • To: ryan_gaffuri@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 10:59:37 -0700


Yes, the text-based installer may get you farther,
but as I recall, the GUI-based installer is using
X-windows.  If it really fails badly on your 
hardware, you may find that the full X-windows is
not so hot either.  (Or not.)

Have you thought about VMware?  I've had great 
success with it myself.  VMware Workstation costs
less than $200.  Alternatively, VMware player is
free, although you'd have to find somebody to create
a "seed" virtual machine for you.  (VMware player
cannot "create" virtual machines.)

Anyway, I've been running Oracle-on-linux-on-VMware
on my laptop for some time now, and couldn't be
happier with it.  (Not that I'd do this for a
*production* database, though.)  This can be 
especially handy for laptops, where "exotic"
hardware can otherwise really through Linux a 
curve-ball.  (VMware provides "virtual" hardware
that Linux is usually able to deal with easily.)

Anyway, just a thought...

-- Mark.

----- Original Message -----
From: ryan_gaffuri@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Monday, December 19, 2005 8:33 am
Subject: OT: Redhat linux install issues

> This is sort of Oracle related. I want to play with oracle on 
> redhat. I have a DELL  Pentium M laptop. I have Windows XP and I 
> have a 10 GB partition (I used partition commander) where I want 
> to install redhat linux.
> During the install my screen flashes constantly to the point where 
> I really can't read anything. I looked around the web and found 
> this the link below, but it is more related to x-windows. This is 
> during the install. 


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