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  1. Redhat 4.2 Issues

    Hi

    I friend is requesting assistance on a Redhat issue they are having.
    Unfortunately my experience is with Solaris, not linux, so hopefully someon
    here can help.

    Summary:

    We are trying to field a new application on RHEL 4.2

    On top of 4.2 resides a government-authored, custom application.



    Unfortunately, is seems the only machines we can purchase today have issues
    with SATA hard drive and chipset incompatibility.



    So far we have had the most success with a Dell D430 Latitude Laptop

    The issues we experienced on it is with the external Combo drive CD/DVD RW
    (D/Bay Model PD01S) will not write to CD-R, CD-RW or DVD-R, error on the
    lines of this is not a recordable device.



    The KDE icon shows it as a CD-ROM (we have an older desktop machine that
    shows the one it has installed as a CD-Recorder)



    Both of these had a clean install (Wipe Hard drive and install RHEL 4.2 then
    the application.)



    We were hoping you'd be able to locate a driver or advise how we might be
    able to make the drive operate on this particular system.



    Another approach might be to have you or one of your Red Hat savvy personnel
    research a PC (Laptop/and or desktops) that may work with 4.2. It would need
    to be a system that will be around for a while that will meet the rigors of
    government approval (i.e. certification criteria).



    Questions:



    1. Is it possible to get updated drivers for 4.2 to recognize the
    CD-Recorder?

    2. What are the system requirements for Redhat 4.2?



    Thanks in advance for any input you can provide



    Jay



  2. Re: Redhat 4.2 Issues

    On Wed, 15 Oct 2008 05:40:03 -0600, Jay Grant wrote:

    > Hi
    >
    > I friend is requesting assistance on a Redhat issue they are having.
    > Unfortunately my experience is with Solaris, not linux, so hopefully
    > someon here can help.
    >
    > Summary:
    >
    > We are trying to field a new application on RHEL 4.2
    >
    > On top of 4.2 resides a government-authored, custom application.
    >
    >
    >
    > Unfortunately, is seems the only machines we can purchase today have
    > issues with SATA hard drive and chipset incompatibility.
    >
    >
    >
    > So far we have had the most success with a Dell D430 Latitude Laptop
    >
    > The issues we experienced on it is with the external Combo drive CD/DVD
    > RW (D/Bay Model PD01S) will not write to CD-R, CD-RW or DVD-R, error on
    > the lines of this is not a recordable device.
    >
    >
    >
    > The KDE icon shows it as a CD-ROM (we have an older desktop machine that
    > shows the one it has installed as a CD-Recorder)
    >
    >
    >
    > Both of these had a clean install (Wipe Hard drive and install RHEL 4.2
    > then the application.)
    >
    >
    >
    > We were hoping you'd be able to locate a driver or advise how we might
    > be able to make the drive operate on this particular system.
    >
    >
    >
    > Another approach might be to have you or one of your Red Hat savvy
    > personnel research a PC (Laptop/and or desktops) that may work with 4.2.
    > It would need to be a system that will be around for a while that will
    > meet the rigors of government approval (i.e. certification criteria).
    >
    >
    >
    > Questions:
    >
    >
    >
    > 1. Is it possible to get updated drivers for 4.2 to recognize the
    > CD-Recorder?
    >
    > 2. What are the system requirements for Redhat 4.2?
    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any input you can provide
    >
    >
    >
    > Jay


    With RHEL/CENTOS you have two choices with unsupported hardware, you can
    install your own kernel or run it as a VM on top of a modern Linux. I'd
    try installing your own kernel first, I have CentOS 5.2 running on desktop
    hardware with a 2.6.24.7 kernel. I also have CentOS 4 and 5 VMs running on
    top of Fedora 9 using VMware Server. Fedora has the best hardware
    compatibility of any distro but it's backwards compatibility with RHEL is
    mediocre, using a CentOS VM fixes the software compatibility problem.


  3. Re: Redhat 4.2 Issues

    Jay Grant schreef:
    > Hi
    >
    > I friend is requesting assistance on a Redhat issue they are having.
    > Unfortunately my experience is with Solaris, not linux, so hopefully someon
    > here can help.
    >
    > Summary:
    >
    > We are trying to field a new application on RHEL 4.2
    >
    > On top of 4.2 resides a government-authored, custom application.
    >
    >
    >
    > Unfortunately, is seems the only machines we can purchase today have issues
    > with SATA hard drive and chipset incompatibility.
    >
    >
    >
    > So far we have had the most success with a Dell D430 Latitude Laptop
    >
    > The issues we experienced on it is with the external Combo drive CD/DVD RW
    > (D/Bay Model PD01S) will not write to CD-R, CD-RW or DVD-R, error on the
    > lines of this is not a recordable device.
    >
    >
    >
    > The KDE icon shows it as a CD-ROM (we have an older desktop machine that
    > shows the one it has installed as a CD-Recorder)
    >
    >
    >
    > Both of these had a clean install (Wipe Hard drive and install RHEL 4.2 then
    > the application.)
    >
    >
    >
    > We were hoping you'd be able to locate a driver or advise how we might be
    > able to make the drive operate on this particular system.
    >
    >
    >
    > Another approach might be to have you or one of your Red Hat savvy personnel
    > research a PC (Laptop/and or desktops) that may work with 4.2. It would need
    > to be a system that will be around for a while that will meet the rigors of
    > government approval (i.e. certification criteria).
    >
    >
    >
    > Questions:
    >
    >
    >
    > 1. Is it possible to get updated drivers for 4.2 to recognize the
    > CD-Recorder?
    >
    > 2. What are the system requirements for Redhat 4.2?
    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any input you can provide
    >
    >
    >
    > Jay
    >
    >

    Jay,


    What type of RHEL is your freind using? RHEL AS, RHEL ES, RHEL WS or
    RHEL desktop?


    Kind regards,


    Jan Gerrit Kootstra

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