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Old 06-15-2011, 09:12 PM   #1
JuliBoDeta1218
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Question Need help in preparing a PC with Linux RHEL 4


Hello

I am planning to install Oracle 10g Express Edition on Linux.
1. Can I buy a PC with Red Hat Enterprise RHEL 4? If so, where can I get it? Usually store sells PC with Windows on it.
2. If I am supposed to buy a PC with Windows and install Red Hat Enterprise RHEL 4, then where can I obtain RHEL 4?

Please help!

Thank you

Julia
 
Old 06-15-2011, 09:27 PM   #2
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Quote:
Can I buy a PC with Red Hat Enterprise RHEL 4
no

are you sure that the older rhel4 is what you need ?
RHEL6 is current


and seeing as BOTH Oracle and Red Hat are NOT FREE
and need a support contract and license
and that Oracle uses a DIFFERENT version of red hat than red hat supports
you NEED TO BUY the redhat version from Oracle

so ask your Oracle support

Quote:
If I am supposed to buy a PC with Windows and install Red Hat Enterprise RHEL 4, then where can I obtain RHEL 4?
did you even bother to google "red hat "

you BUY IT FROM red hat !
http://www.redhat.com/products/

warnning on the older RHEL4
it might not install on new hardware
 
Old 06-16-2011, 09:16 PM   #3
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Thank you, John. I live in the neck of your woods in Michigan.
 
Old 06-16-2011, 09:54 PM   #4
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Oh yeah. Michigan is good, Canton is even better!

But seriously, you might want to look at the prices of the various
options. Usually people who want to install Oracle don't flinch
at the price of good server hardware or a Red Hat license. If this
is for a test/learning environment, you might not need a supported
OS. I'd suggest getting a good PC and then installing CentOS or
Scientific Linux. If you later decide you want a supported OS,
you could look at Unbreakable Linux or Red Hat. Also, I agree
with John about getting a more recent version than 4. There have
been major improvements in the last several years.
 
Old 07-03-2011, 11:07 AM   #5
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Thanks for your reply.

Does anyone know Oracle e-Delivery (link below)? It looks like free download of linux is available form this site.

https://edelivery.oracle.com/EPD/WelcomePage/get_form

Question:
1. What is the difference between Oracle Linux x86 32 bit and x86 64 bit?
2. How can I verify which one (x86 32 bit vs. x86 64 bit) I need for my PC?
3. What's the difference between the two below (one with Source and the other without 'Source')? I am trying to figure out which one I need.
- Oracle Linux Release 5 Update 2 for x86_64 (64 Bit)
- Oracle Linux Release 5 Update 2 Source for x86_64 (64 Bit)
 
Old 07-03-2011, 08:40 PM   #6
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