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I picked up a copy of the RedHat 6.0 Linux distribution at LinuxWorld a couple of weeks ago, and installed it.
The good news is that the install went very quickly, and I was able to do it without repartitioning the disk. This meant that I didn't have to restore all my personal files from the backup copy after the install was done.
Now, the bad news: it was a big step backwards. Although I have not changed anything in my hardware configuration:
I am going to buy the latest copy of the SuSE distribution and see if it fixes any of these problems.
Addendum of 16 Sep 1999:
I did install SuSE 6.2 -- not only did it not fix any of the problems, it gave me even further problems. (If you're not a hard-core techie, don't worry about the rest of this paragraph.) I asked its installer tool, YaST, to create a partition named "/opt". It did so, and generated a /etc/fstab file that equated /dev/hda3 to the mount point /opt. Unfortunately, it made a symbolic link from /opt to /usr/opt. Thus, when I tried to install StarOffice, instead of putting all the files on the /dev/hda3, it put them on /dev/hda6 (where /usr resides)... but there wasn't enough room there.
So, it looks like I'm back to either RedHat or Linux Mandrake for the time being.
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