Originally Posted by rjo98
I have an old RHEL3 machine that we didnt update before it went end of whatever redhat calls it, and now when i run an up2date -l, it says "This system may not be updated until it is associated with a channel."
Is there any way to give it a channel so i can get whatever updates we missed before they turned it off?
Short answer: no.
That OS has been EOLed (End of Life) and RedHat no longer provides patches.
What you need to do is format and reinstall with a a current OS, then restore your data. If you don't want to pay for a RHEL licnese, you could us CentOS, which is RedHat without the RH branding.