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Old 11-18-2005, 10:29 AM   #1
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old redhat 7? yum and up2date?


Ok, I have been put in charge of the dns server here at work, and its running redhat 7.

its the dns server, so< i need to know, what happens when i upgrade this? and what should i upgrade it too? its on kernel 2.4.20... should this be upgraded too? this is one of those things where they havent touched it in forever, and it just sits there and runs.

also, if i use yum or up2date, does it change any of the config files? or does everything stay the same?

i also want to do a backup? what are the best tools for this? thanks

if you can point me out to any links or info, i havent used something so old, and I dont want to screw anything up. thanks

martin
 
Old 11-18-2005, 10:36 AM   #2
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kernel version?

oh the other thing, is, I just ran yum update kernel, and the kernel it brought up was just kernel.i686? this is a pII 350, this isnt a 686 compatible? or am i mistaken?

thanks, martin
 
Old 11-18-2005, 01:32 PM   #3
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I don't think Redhat 7 used yum. You will have to upgrade it manually because support and updates for Redhat 9 and below were discontinued by Redhat a long time ago.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 02:37 PM   #4
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no, it does use yum...
 
Old 11-18-2005, 10:35 PM   #5
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Re: kernel version?

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this is a pII 350, this isnt a 686 compatible? or am i mistaken?
You are mistaken. Everything after Pentium "I" is i686.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 10:57 PM   #6
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haha, ok, thanks.

I am having a hard time backing it up..

i did

dd if=/dev/hda1 of=/dev/sda1/backup_file

and it said it wasnt a directory...?

any other suggestions?
 
Old 11-19-2005, 02:46 AM   #7
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no, it does use yum...
Did you install yum yourself because I am sure Redhat Linux 7 didn't use yum and there are no yum repos that I can find for it.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 02:55 AM   #8
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yum is installed, i dunno if the sys admin installed it before me, or not? but, i can type in yum, and it works. i dunno where its getting the repo or what not, but if you tell me what the file name is, i will search and tell you whats in

isnt it /etc/yum.conf?
 
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The Fedora Legacy project maintains Yum repos (with occasional security updates) for old RedHat. See here for RedHat 7 instructions. Additionally, the 3rd-party repositories FreshRPMS and ATrpms also have their own Yum for old RedHat.
 
  


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