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Old 11-22-2012, 08:47 AM   #1
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Post Redhat enterprise Linux 4 32 bit


Hello, I want to download Redhat Linux enterprise 4 of 32 bit. If any one knows direct link for download please tell me
Thanking you
 
Old 11-22-2012, 09:01 AM   #2
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you really should only be using rhel6 really, 4 is really old now.
 
Old 11-22-2012, 09:03 AM   #3
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I want to download Redhat Linux enterprise 4 of 32 bit.
RHEL 4 is past "end of life", so I expect any remaining download site would be violating Redhat's ownership rights to at least its trademarks.

Why do you want RHEL 4 32-bit? If you explain the reason, probably someone can make a more constructive suggestion.

Centos 4 has everything RHEL 4 has except the trademarks. Centos 4 is also past EOL, meaning it doesn't even have current security updates. But if I'm reading the Centos site correctly, it appears they still let you download it:
http://vault.centos.org/4.9/isos/i386/

RHEL 4 and Centos 4 supported one feature that I expect you cannot get with any current Linux. If your hardware is very old and originally was VERY expensive, you might have a CPU without 64-bit capability, but so much ram that a current 32-bit Linux cannot support all that ram. In that case, I suggest throwing that computer away and getting a decent new computer. Despite the absurdly high original cost of such a computer, a better computer now is pretty cheap. If you really really want to use all the ram in that old computer, Centos 4 is your best bet. But I don't think getting that to work would be worth the effort.

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Old 11-22-2012, 09:39 AM   #4
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RHEL 4 is past "end of life", so I expect any remaining download site would be violating Redhat's ownership rights to at least its trademarks.
RHEL 4 is still partly (not all packages!) supported till 2015
See: https://access.redhat.com/support/po...pdates/errata/

It's not being produced anymore though (contact Red Hat if you still need it for some bizzar reason).
 
Old 11-22-2012, 10:22 AM   #5
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You have to pay extra (additionally to your normal subscription) to get support in the extended life cycle phase. If you don't want to do that RHEL 4 is practically dead.
 
Old 11-22-2012, 10:52 AM   #6
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You have to pay extra (additionally to your normal subscription) to get support in the extended life cycle phase. If you don't want to do that RHEL 4 is practically dead.
A "normal" RHEL 4 subscription doesn't exist anymore.
ELS is meant for existing users.

Sadly, there are still some reasons for "needing" RHEL 4 (mostly badly maintained external sofware).
Red Hat is rather flexible here and might help you out with a different (financial) user agreement.

PS: ... I doubt that's what the OP is looking for.

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Old 11-22-2012, 01:11 PM   #7
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Actually I want that for oracle 11g installation
 
Old 11-22-2012, 01:27 PM   #8
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Actually I want that for oracle 11g installation
You don't need an outdated OS for that (RHEL 6 is certified as well).
Use a modern distro (try Centos 6 if it needs to be RHEL-style).

Only use RHEL if you need their support (and willing to pay for it).
PS: all other big (and free of cost) distros will work as well.

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Old 11-23-2012, 01:17 AM   #9
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Even if you get your hands on CentOS4 or RHEL4, good luck getting it to work on modern hardware. You will have hard time using it in vmware, and don't use Oracle in VMWare. It is simply a bad idea if you want some performances.

As said by previous users in this thread. Many other distributions will just work. CentOS is probably the most recommended for a server. It is 100% if RedHat Enterprise Linux code with a different branding. There is/was also a nice and convenient Debian repository for it on Oracle website. It was never really official so I am not sure it is there anymore. It was working on Ubuntu too, but last time I tried it was probably close to 4 years ago. In any case, do _not_ use RHEL4 for the reason you give. It is like installing Windows 2000 just because it is the minimum requirement for a professional 3D software, it just make no sense.
 
Old 11-23-2012, 01:26 AM   #10
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Oracle 11g is officially supported for RHEL6 http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/1563775
 
  


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