I was wondering what version of Linux to download/purchase so I can setup a test box in my basement for Oracle 9i? I tried Oracle 8i and Redhat 8 and that was a disaster. I am really looking for a version of Linux which won't require to me do extensive modifications to packages to get Oracle up and running (that was the situation with Redhat 8). I have been told Redhat 9 and Oracle 9i work ok.

I want to use the box for learning only it won't be hit heavily or have a large database on it. I have a Pentium 2 450mhz with 384MB ram and a 20GB disk that I want to use (old machine I have already since I can't afford to really buy another PC for this).

Any thoughts?