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Old 12-17-2009, 07:39 AM   #1
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Installing(Linux RHEL 5) & administration


I would like to install the RHEL 5 version in my PC & want to learn the administration stuffs.

Any suggestions for a newbie?.
 
Old 12-17-2009, 08:32 AM   #2
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Unless you have a pre-existing account with Red Hat, which costs money, I would recommend you look into using CentOS instead. It's a binary-compatible linux distribution literally built from the RHEL source code--99.99% the same thing, just with the RH corporate logos etc. removed.

That said, they have some great documentation available as well: http://www.centos.org/docs/5/

Hope this helps.
 
Old 12-17-2009, 08:36 AM   #3
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Unless you have a pre-existing account with Red Hat, which costs money, I would recommend you look into using CentOS instead. It's a binary-compatible linux distribution literally built from the RHEL source code--99.99% the same thing, just with the RH corporate logos etc. removed.

That said, they have some great documentation available as well: http://www.centos.org/docs/5/

Hope this helps.
I have got account with RH. So I think there wont be any prob in getting the OS & installation no..
 
Old 12-17-2009, 09:12 AM   #4
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Ah. I had recommended CentOS as most newcomers to linux either don't have access to a RHEL subscription, or don't have the funds to pay for one.

If you already have an account with Redhat then I certainly would check to see what they have available!

Even for those without accounts Redhat provides freely-available documentation for their RHEL product (among many other linux topics), including installation guides, at http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/ . These are available in html and PDF formats.

As a paying customer you also should be able to download the necessary .ISO image(s) to install RHEL on your computer; RHEL 5 update 4 is the latest build of which I'm aware, and I would use that unless you know you need RHEL4 for some specific backwards-compatibility.


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Old 12-17-2009, 06:19 PM   #5
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See also
RHEL5 Installation manual: http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ide/index.html
RHEL5 Admin manual: http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ion/index.html
 
Old 12-18-2009, 01:45 AM   #6
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Ah. I had recommended CentOS as most newcomers to linux either don't have access to a RHEL subscription, or don't have the funds to pay for one.

If you already have an account with Redhat then I certainly would check to see what they have available!

Even for those without accounts Redhat provides freely-available documentation for their RHEL product (among many other linux topics), including installation guides, at http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/ . These are available in html and PDF formats.

As a paying customer you also should be able to download the necessary .ISO image(s) to install RHEL on your computer; RHEL 5 update 4 is the latest build of which I'm aware, and I would use that unless you know you need RHEL4 for some specific backwards-compatibility.


Welcome to the world of open source software!
We have downloaded the ISO images from RH site. But, yet to install & check the same
 
Old 12-18-2009, 02:26 AM   #7
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Have you actually paid RH or registered for the 30 day trial? I would not pay for subscription for personal use though not a bad idea if you are running an enterprise or organization.

That said, if you are looking for manuals then RH site has a lot of documentation that you can start with. You can also visit a book store near you and get some books from RH press or O'Reilly.
 
  


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