Ok, so I was able to get Redhat 9 installed and working properly. My suspicion about the video card with Redhat 7.2 was correct. I ran into a huge roadblock with about half the hardware on my PC which was solved by turning Plug And Play OS off in the BIOS. After doing that the operating system picked up all the pieces and now I have a complete system. The only problem left to deal with now is the dialup connection not working properly. The modem dials out, the connection is established successfully, I’m assigned an IP address and everything – but I can’t do a damn thing! Browsers refuse to resolve hosts and I can’t ping any IP addresses. Funny thing is I hijacked the family’s cable modem and was able to do anything I wanted to. So wtf.