• Subject: RE: AS/400 vs. NT
  • From: boldt@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 08:17:31 -0400

Don wrote:
>Hans --
>The conclusion?
>My anecdotal evidence is ... worthless!!! <grin>
>Say ... can you come over and get RedHat 6.0 working on my 486-66 machine?
>I'd appreciate it.

Hi Don!  You're getting me worried - my wife has been bugging me
for months to install Linux on her 486-66 box!

Probably the best place to get advice is on one of the
comp.os.linux.* newsgroups.  If you bought your RedHat Linux
from RedHat, you are entitled to a couple of months of support
from them.

When I put Linux (RH 5.1) on my P-II machine, the trickiest part
was configuring the disk partitions right.  There were two
different disk partitioning programs I had to use - neither
could do all the necessary things alone.  My setup uses OS/2's
boot manager to select between OS/2 and Linux.  All of that was
described fully in the RedHat installation book.  (I believe
co-existence with an MS OS is trickier, though.)

The toughest part of the process was learning how to use Linux
once it was installed.

Cheers!  Hans

Hans Boldt, ILE RPG Development, IBM Toronto Lab, boldt@ca.ibm.com

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