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Old 03-21-2010, 12:40 PM   #1
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Red Hat Package Manager Automatic Update for RH9


Hi there,

I have had my computer in storage for over 4 years now. I just reinstalled RH9 on it and cannot update the kernel via the red hat package manager. Can someone help me? As I said, I'm quite rusty as I have been out of the loop on this stuff for a few years.

Basically, I am hoping that someone would be able to help me find the updated kernel(s), download, install all applicable updates so that my system can be up to date. Like I said, I have been out of the loop for a few years so I would appreciate the help. Thanks to whoever replies!!

Scott
 
Old 03-21-2010, 12:45 PM   #2
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RH9 is older, I don't think that there are further release and updates for RH9, If you need some new features i think i can suggest you to use Fedora, Ubuntu etc

Refer this following site
http://www.fedoralegacy.org/#main

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Old 03-21-2010, 12:54 PM   #3
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Red Hat keeps an archive with old versions here: ftp://archive.download.redhat.com (so that you have to change the configuration of system and update repositories) but take in mind that last updates for RH9 have been released in 2004! If installing a newer OS is an option, you can try CentOS (a free re-built of Red Hat Linux) or Fedora (the official spin-off of Red Hat) if the minimal hardware requirements are satisfied.
 
Old 03-21-2010, 12:54 PM   #4
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Contact Red Hat!
 
Old 03-21-2010, 01:02 PM   #5
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okay, thanks all for the help. However, since I have indeed been out of the loop for so long on this stuff, I was wondering if you could tell me what I have to do to download and install it? I must assume that I burn the ISO images on CD, however, I am not sure if my CD writer will work with RH9. I think it does, but I'm not certain. Can you guys walk me through? I'm sorry to be such a PITA but I'm really out of the loop here. Thanks!
 
Old 03-21-2010, 01:43 PM   #6
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You don't have to have Red Hat. Especially if your not paying the expensive RHN/support/upgrading fees. If you like Red Hat a lot, try fedora.
 
Old 03-21-2010, 01:56 PM   #7
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okay. I don't have a preference one way or the other. I just had used Red Hat before. I'm trying to download another "flavor" right now. Any suggestions?
 
Old 03-21-2010, 02:04 PM   #8
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Like I said, if you were used to Red Hat you can try their community-released version; Fedora.
Depends on your preferences. Ubuntu and Linux Mint are easy to use.
Zenwalk is a simple yet intuitive approach to desktop Linux.
Slackware is nice for power users.
Arch is the most basic, using only a console after install.
openSUSE has a nice system configuration tool: YaST.
Debian is rock solid stable.
Sidux is fastest KDE distro.

It's all up to you.
 
Old 03-21-2010, 02:07 PM   #9
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what about free BSD?
 
Old 03-21-2010, 02:10 PM   #10
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what about free BSD?
Secure, but it's not Linux. It uses a complex, but wonderfully functional ports system for installing packages. It is a unix-like distro with a different kernel than Linux. I think it uses a micro instead of a monolithic kernel. Typically regarded as the most secure distro in the world. License protects the developer. BSD init is simple to configure, and a preference of mine, but most Linux distros use the SysVinit.
 
Old 03-21-2010, 02:15 PM   #11
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well, I will try Ubuntu for now. Thanks.
 
Old 03-21-2010, 02:19 PM   #12
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well, I will try Ubuntu for now. Thanks.
There is some kind advice on proper LQ etiquette in my signature.

Glad the issue is resolved.

Feel free to post any shortcomings you get here on LQ, and we will always help out.
 
Old 03-21-2010, 02:26 PM   #13
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sorry, another question. How do I use the MD5 checksum? I have not done it in years and I cannot remember. I am downloading the ISO right now but am confused as to what I need to do when running the MD5 checksum. Thanks.
 
Old 03-21-2010, 02:38 PM   #14
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When your dload finishes, open a terminal and as normal user:
Code:
md5sum <filename>
and compare the string generated to the md5 checksum on the site you dloaded from. If it matches, you're good!
 
Old 03-21-2010, 02:46 PM   #15
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gotcha! Thanks. I am now writing it to my CD's. I hope that this CD writing software is good. I am using Gnome Toaster and it's kind of hard to figure out.

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