[Wolves] Couple of (redhat) problems
wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Sat Jul 12 12:32:00 2003
I'm a wee bit new to this group, and indeed to linux, so bear with me (I
I recently installed Redhat 9 on the recommendation of alt.linux (it was
apparently either than or Mandrake 9.1) and it is incredibly sluggish,
but then I am running the graphical environment with 128Mb RAM rather
than the required 192Mb. My first question then is how on earth to I
speed it up? I've tried various window managers (on the recommenation of
alt.linux) but none seem to help (if they work at all).
Because of this I decided to downgrade to (what #linuxhelp calls
"stoneage linux") 7.3 but it won't install. The install process gets
through the install options screen, gives lots of information, then dies
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 09:00
I was told it might be a duff CD so I ran off a couple more copies and
tried them. Same old same old. any ideas what I can do about this?
Failing that any way I can speed up redhat 9 without upgrading cos I
really can't afford to. Incidentally, It's just occurred to me that the
only version of linux I have tried (out of 7) that at some point during
the install process/ 1st boot hasn't given me a kernel panic error and
crashed, is redhat 9.