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Old 04-09-2012, 01:15 AM   #1
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Where can i download redhat 6 and later?


I have registered with redhat but unable to get the iso files for redhat 6 or later.

As far as my understanding goes, Redhat desktop edition is free and they charge you for support( correct me if i m wrong).


Which one is best for learning purpose?
Is a choice of redhat 6 good or shall i stick with redhat 5?

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Old 04-09-2012, 01:29 AM   #2
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Sign in and try this:

https://rhn.redhat.com/rhn/software/...pportedISOs.do

I see download links labled RHEL Desktop there. I'm sure if you have a sign in, you can install for free, but even without support you'll have to pay to have access to RHN, that means you won't be getting any software updates via YUM either. I'm sure you can add features adding the local disk as a repository though.

Edit: I haven't tried RedHat for desktop use so can't make a recommedation there, though if it's primarily for learning I'd go doe the server edition.

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Old 04-09-2012, 01:40 AM   #3
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Sign in and try this:

https://rhn.redhat.com/rhn/software/...pportedISOs.do

I see download links labled RHEL Desktop there. I'm sure if you have a sign in, you can install for free, but even without support you'll have to pay to have access to RHN, that means you won't be getting any software updates via YUM either. I'm sure you can add features adding the local disk as a repository though.

Edit: I haven't tried RedHat for desktop use so can't make a recommedation there, though if it's primarily for learning I'd go doe the server edition.
Did you mean Enterprise Edition right ?
There are numerous Enterprise edition available .Which one shall i choose?
 
Old 04-09-2012, 01:44 AM   #4
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Right, I used RHEL as short for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. I see RHEL Server, Workstation, and Desktop. I also see a Desktop revision Red Hat Desktop v.4.

Whichever you are going for, I'd recommend the latest unless there is a specific need for a prior version.
 
Old 04-09-2012, 01:55 AM   #5
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I m downloading Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3 for x86)

Is there any other version preferences?

Will i get DVD version of this ?
 
Old 04-09-2012, 03:15 AM   #6
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I don't get the point of choosing v3 when v6 is available and you will get a dvd version as the size capacity is more than 2-3 GB which includes some packages as well but since you have registered with redhat, you will also be get updates and patch.

you can see all the version preferences in this link

https://rhn.redhat.com/rhn/software/...pportedISOs.do
now it depends on you why you want to use i.e. for what purpose.
Redhat has introduced virtualization RHEV which you can try with RHEL v6. But that is if you want to use your server for virtualization.

I would suggest you to go with v6 as redhat has introduced lots of new features. Just surf the redhat knowledge base for more details between different verions

Anyhow RHEL3 is outdated and I don't think you will get any updates for packages in it.
 
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:06 AM   #7
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I don't get the point of choosing v3 when v6 is available and you will get a dvd version as the size capacity is more than 2-3 GB which includes some packages as well but since you have registered with redhat, you will also be get updates and patch.

you can see all the version preferences in this link

https://rhn.redhat.com/rhn/software/...pportedISOs.do
now it depends on you why you want to use i.e. for what purpose.
Redhat has introduced virtualization RHEV which you can try with RHEL v6. But that is if you want to use your server for virtualization.

I would suggest you to go with v6 as redhat has introduced lots of new features. Just surf the redhat knowledge base for more details between different verions

Anyhow RHEL3 is outdated and I don't think you will get any updates for packages in it.
Not able to find the v6 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS .All i get is v3 .

Where did you get the v6 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS?
 
Old 04-09-2012, 05:14 AM   #8
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I was saying about RHEL
my mistake
RHAS v3 seems to be the latest one and I have not worked on it so no comments
 
Old 04-09-2012, 07:09 AM   #9
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I was saying about RHEL
my mistake
RHAS v3 seems to be the latest one and I have not worked on it so no comments
RHEL seems to be lot confusing so i have downloaded CentOS-6.2-i386 DVD.
Is this a wise choice?
 
Old 04-09-2012, 07:16 AM   #10
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If your just looking to install to learn from, it's probably best. It has binary compatibility with most (if not all) Red Hat binaries, it's built from Red Hat source, and updates are free; so you won't have to pay to connect to the RHN for updates.
 
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:22 AM   #11
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Would you please specify the purpose of your use? RHEL3 is old and will not receive any updates. And when you say you registered with RHN, did you pay them or you did a free registration? And any specific reason for using RHEL3 AS?
 
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RHEL seems to be lot confusing so i have downloaded CentOS-6.2-i386 DVD.
Is this a wise choice?
Fir a start and to learn I find CentOS very much comfortable. At least I don't need to struggle for the dependencies. But as I said it depends on what you want to do, which can help you choose a better option.
 
Old 04-09-2012, 11:43 PM   #13
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Would you please specify the purpose of your use? RHEL3 is old and will not receive any updates. And when you say you registered with RHN, did you pay them or you did a free registration? And any specific reason for using RHEL3 AS?
Chaitanya I m talking about RHEL AS Version 3 and not RHEL Version 3.

I wasn't able to find RHEL 6 or later instead they were listed as
RHEL AS(application server) version 3.
RHEL WS (web server).

I did a free registration.

Purpose : to learn linux and give redhat certification later.

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Old 04-10-2012, 03:56 PM   #14
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I did a free registration.
Free registration wouldn't allow you to download any of the product or packages of redhat.

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Purpose : to learn linux and give redhat certification later.
CentOS or Fedora is better option. Or another option could be to purchase course material for RHCE Certification, you'll get books and an RHEL OS DVD for learning. And then you can install that RHEL OS on your machine and learn with the help of those books.

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Old 04-11-2012, 09:53 PM   #15
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Purpose : to learn linux and give redhat certification later.
In that case, Centos 6.2 is the one you need.
They only examine on the latest (major) version and more or less the latest minor version, depending on time between minor release & exam.
Just allow Centos to update when it wants to and you'll be fine.

You'll need this http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo..._6_deployment/ & generally reference any RHEL/Centos v6 manuals here http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ion_index.html

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