Redhat: Minimum System Req.

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by brunsodj, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. brunsodj

    brunsodj OSNN Addict

    For some reason I can't seem to find any information about the minimum system requirements for RedHat. What are they?

    Thanks in advance...
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

    must Linux distro's minimum requerments are rather low, anything above say a 486 should work ok.

  3. brunsodj

    brunsodj OSNN Addict

    Thanks Iceman...that was fast.
  4. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    United Kingdom

    Red Hat Linux 7.3 Technical Details
    Minimum and Recommended Hardware Requirements:
    Minimum: Pentium-class
    Recommended: 200 Megahertz Pentium-class or better

    Hard Disk Space*:
    Minimum: 650MB
    Recommended: 2.5GB
    Full Installation: 4.5GB

    *Additional space will be required for file storage.

    Minimum for text-mode: 32MB
    Minimum for graphical: 64MB
    Recommended for graphical: 96MB

    Hardware Compatibility
    Red Hat Linux supports most modern PC hardware. If you have questions about your hardware's compatibility with Red Hat Linux 7.3, please check the Hardware Compatibility List at

    Upgraded Core System Components
    The following major system components are included in Red Hat Linux 7.3:

    2.4.18 kernel
    gcc 2.96-RH
    glibc 2.2.4
    XFree86 4.2.0
    Mozilla 0.9.9
    OpenMotif 2.1.30
    Perl 5.6.1
    Apache 1.3.23-9
  5. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

    Pittsburgh, Pa, USA
    it totally depends on the install you going for...

    going for straight command line interface... then feel free to dust off the old 286, looking for some GUI, give yourself about the same requirements for win95, doing decently heavy stuff, then you need just about as much computer as you do for any modern windows machine... It's very versitle like that, however, choose your GUI wisely if you go that route, they CAN hog a lot of resource if you let them...
  6. brunsodj

    brunsodj OSNN Addict

    What GUI do you use, recommend one?
    Is there a MP3 program that is better than xmms (I think that was what it was called)?

    I just set up Linux with Redhat 7.1 with gnome on a p5 120 mhz 96mb ram. It seems a bit sluggish...all I want it for is to learn and play music off of my network (so I don't have to use my main computer).