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elienawfal 05-11-2010 04:14 AM

download rhel 2.1
 
is there a way to download rhel 2.1

rgds,Elie

linuxlover.chaitanya 05-11-2010 04:18 AM

I would like to ask WHY?? RHEL2.1 is way too old. RHEL6 beta has come. And RHEL3 will go out of life shortly. You should consider RHEL5.4. And if you are looking for distribution that is free to use, then you want to look into CentOS5.4. It is RHEL with no logos. But you can not download and use RHEL without paying RH for the same.

jens 05-11-2010 04:28 AM

Any reason for using such an old and unsupported version?
You can download free RHEL builds from CentOS:
https://www.centos.org/

CentOS 2.1 is still available in their "antiques" vault but NOT recommended:

Quote:

CESA-2009:1076-01 CentOS-2 End Of Life Notification
September 9, 2009


This is the End Of Life notification for CentOS-2.

As per the upstream vendors errata support policy, updates for CentOS-2
ended on May 31, 2009.

CentOS-2 is no longer available for download via the CentOS mirror network.
It can still be obtained from the CentOS vault at:

http://vault.centos.org/2.1/final/

It is recommended that any system still running CentOS 2 should be
upgraded to a more recent version of CentOS to ensure continued security
and bug fix support. Upgrade information can be found here
http://wiki.centos.org/MigratingTwoToFive

More details are available from the RedHat web site at:
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rh21as-errata.html

Thank you to everyone who helped make this project possible. The Caos
and CentOS projects, the unnamed upstream vendor and of course, the
users who gave it a reason to exist.

After 5 years at the helm of CentOS-2, I look forward to working on some
new projects both CentOS and elsewhere. This might be the last update
announcement I post but it won't be the last time you see my name.

John Newbigin

elienawfal 05-11-2010 04:57 AM

Thanks for your reply,
We need rhel 2.1 because we need to install oracle 8i on it,and oracle 8i is supported only on rhel 2.1

jens 05-11-2010 05:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elienawfal (Post 3964420)
Thanks for your reply,
We need rhel 2.1 because we need to install oracle 8i on it,and oracle 8i is supported only on rhel 2.1

The above link still works (sorry for the late edit).

http://vault.centos.org/2.1/final/
(it's RHEL 2.1 without the non-free logos)

linuxlover.chaitanya 05-11-2010 05:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elienawfal (Post 3964420)
Thanks for your reply,
We need rhel 2.1 because we need to install oracle 8i on it,and oracle 8i is supported only on rhel 2.1

As jens has already said, you should use CentOS2.1 if you are not ready to buy the RH license. RHEL versions are paid and are not free to use.

elienawfal 05-11-2010 07:34 AM

We are ready to pay but it seems that rhel 2.1 is no longer available for download via RHN

linuxlover.chaitanya 05-11-2010 07:37 AM

As said before, you can not directly download RHEL, you will need to get in touch with RH sales. It could be unlikely they will support outdated and out of life version. You are better to go off with CentOS2.1. You can download it from the link jens has given.

John VV 05-11-2010 02:11 PM

and use a new version of oracle like 11

anomie 05-11-2010 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elienawfal
We need rhel 2.1 because we need to install oracle 8i on it,and oracle 8i is supported only on rhel 2.1

If you're wondering why others are balking at your request, it's because installing old, unsupported, superseded software is generally a bad idea. You're setting yourself up for many headaches.

Why do you need to install Oracle 8i? What is driving all this? You need to be sure you understand (and hopefully agree with) the answers to those questions before going down this path.

pixellany 05-11-2010 04:43 PM

Consistent with the above comments, do you know that your current version of Oracle will not run on a more modern system?

Have you contacted Oracle to see if there is some later version available that will work with current versions of RedHat/CentOS (or--for that matter--with other Linux versions)?


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