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Old 09-22-2009, 06:32 AM   #1
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Old RH versions to download


Hi all,

I am searching for a Red Hat 7.1 to download.

My aim is to install in on a virtual machine on both, my Debian and my Mac to do some tests.

Is there any mirror where I could download isos from these distros ?

Thanks and regards,

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Old 09-22-2009, 06:49 AM   #2
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Do you really need the old versions? What kinds of tests are you doing?
 
Old 09-22-2009, 11:12 AM   #3
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Hi Thanks!

Well, my 'tests' are nothing serious: I just want to check how it works in VirtualBox on my Mac and on my Debian and follow the setup of a secure server in the older downloadable version of "Securing and Optimizing Linux" which dates back to 2003.

http://www.openna.com/pdfs/Securing-...ution-v2.0.pdf

I could say that I do it out of laziness, but to my discharge I have to say that I am going to work during the time I am in the train commuting from home to the office and using a small netbook with a Debian ( a little Acer one with 160 GB HD).

I have also been away from the "scene" from 2006 until now, so that I want to start with known stuff again

In the case that I had been unable to find the correct version of RH I would of course have used an alternative like the "Securing Debian Guide" or build a Gentoo... which I will of course also do as I do this for plain fun (and to study for my LPI certification).

Thanks again !!!
 
Old 09-22-2009, 12:28 PM   #4
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Hi Thanks!

Well, my 'tests' are nothing serious: I just want to check how it works in VirtualBox on my Mac and on my Debian and follow the setup of a secure server in the older downloadable version of "Securing and Optimizing Linux" which dates back to 2003.

http://www.openna.com/pdfs/Securing-...ution-v2.0.pdf

I could say that I do it out of laziness, but to my discharge I have to say that I am going to work during the time I am in the train commuting from home to the office and using a small netbook with a Debian ( a little Acer one with 160 GB HD).

I have also been away from the "scene" from 2006 until now, so that I want to start with known stuff again

In the case that I had been unable to find the correct version of RH I would of course have used an alternative like the "Securing Debian Guide" or build a Gentoo... which I will of course also do as I do this for plain fun (and to study for my LPI certification).

Thanks again !!!
I'd suggest going with a current version. The older stuff will either not recognize ANY current hardware, or have severe problems with it. Not to mention how it will react to a virtual environment. Also, if you go with what you knew, you'll still be years out of date.

Load up a current version, like Fedora Core 11, and gain current, usable knowledge. Anything from 2003 is hopelessly out of date...
 
Old 09-22-2009, 08:48 PM   #5
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I agree, don't waste your time. Try Centos (free equiv of RH Enterprise Linux). Latest is/will be 5.4.
Keep in mind, any tests you do will be on (reasonably) current versions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat_Linux
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CentOS
 
  


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