LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Red Hat
User Name
Password
Red Hat This forum is for the discussion of Red Hat Linux.

Notices

Closed Thread
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-27-2008, 04:51 PM   #1
austinramsay
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2007
Distribution: Solaris 10/09
Posts: 260

Rep: Reputation: 30
Want to download RHEL 5


Hello,
Haven't been here in awhile. I wish to download RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 because it's way to expensive to buy. Can anyone make a copy of their CD/DVD and send it to me, or email the ISO to me, or something. Is there a link I can go to to download the ISOs? Thanks!
 
Old 02-27-2008, 05:08 PM   #2
rabbit2345
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: 中国上海
Distribution: openSUSE 11.3
Posts: 368

Rep: Reputation: 40
Ok,

RedHat is NOT free software

[EDIT]

Last edited by unSpawn; 02-27-2008 at 05:26 PM. Reason: Moderator removez intentionz to promote warez
 
Old 02-27-2008, 05:12 PM   #3
ranger_nemo
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: N'rn WI -- USA
Distribution: Kubuntu 8.04, ClarkConnect 4
Posts: 1,142

Rep: Reputation: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by austinramsay View Post
Is there a link I can go to to download the ISOs? Thanks!
Sure... http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/isos/

"""
CentOS exists to provide a free enterprise class computing platform to anyone who wishes to use it. CentOS is built from publically available open source SRPMS provided by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor. CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendors redistribution policies and aims to be 100% binary compatible. (CentOS mainly changes packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork.). CentOS is designed for people who need an enterprise class OS without the cost or support of the prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor.
"""

If you want to use RHEL for free, you'll have to download and build from source code...
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linu...nt/en/os/SRPMS
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linu...er/en/os/SRPMS
 
Old 02-27-2008, 05:14 PM   #4
ranger_nemo
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: N'rn WI -- USA
Distribution: Kubuntu 8.04, ClarkConnect 4
Posts: 1,142

Rep: Reputation: 47
[EDIT]

Nothing to see here.

Last edited by ranger_nemo; 02-27-2008 at 05:32 PM.
 
0 members found this post helpful.
Old 02-27-2008, 05:22 PM   #5
anomie
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Texas
Distribution: RHEL, Scientific Linux, Debian, Fedora, Lubuntu, FreeBSD
Posts: 3,930
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
IANAL & IANARHSR (I am not a Red Hat sales rep), but my understanding is that it's legal to distribute and install RHEL without purchasing it. What you actually pay for is support, including updates -- which happen to be rather important if you care about the security and integrity of your systems.

Do not take this as legal advice. Contact Red Hat yourself and get the situation sorted out. Or use CentOS as already suggested.

----------------------------------------

edit: According to wikipedia I was wrong.

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

Quote:
Verbatim copying and redistribution of the entire RHEL distribution is not permitted due to trademark restrictions.
So I'll reiterate what I already said: Contact Red Hat yourself, or make another distro selection from the Red Hat or Red Hat-like family.

Last edited by anomie; 02-27-2008 at 05:27 PM.
 
Old 02-27-2008, 05:23 PM   #6
custangro
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: California
Distribution: Fedora , CentOS , Solaris 10, RHEL
Posts: 1,935
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 188Reputation: 188
Quote:
Originally Posted by austinramsay View Post
Hello,
Haven't been here in awhile. I wish to download RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 because it's way to expensive to buy. Can anyone make a copy of their CD/DVD and send it to me, or email the ISO to me, or something. Is there a link I can go to to download the ISOs? Thanks!
You can try http://www.redhat.com/solutions/education/academic/ and buy the Acedemic version. It's not free but it's CHEAP (about $60 dollars...). It doesn't provide you with support but it does provide you with updates and software.

If you want something that is FREE you can try CentOS (which is Red Hat without the Red Hat logo).

-C
 
Old 02-27-2008, 05:37 PM   #7
unSpawn
Moderator
 
Registered: May 2001
Posts: 27,310
Blog Entries: 54

Rep: Reputation: 2858Reputation: 2858Reputation: 2858Reputation: 2858Reputation: 2858Reputation: 2858Reputation: 2858Reputation: 2858Reputation: 2858Reputation: 2858Reputation: 2858
Quote:
Originally Posted by austinramsay View Post
I wish to download RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 because it's way to expensive to buy.
@austinramsay: while you may have thought this harmless, Linuxquestions does not agree with your point of view and does not condone what you do here. Consider yourself officially warned for violation of the LQ Rules.
 
Old 02-27-2008, 10:12 PM   #8
LinuxUser101
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2008
Location: Earth
Distribution: RHEL
Posts: 32

Rep: Reputation: 15
Thumbs up

Scientific Linux is also made from RHEL source. https://www.scientificlinux.org/

They have a nice live DVD and CD based on RHEL 5.1
 
Old 03-03-2008, 12:17 AM   #9
chrism01
Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Sydney
Distribution: Centos 6.5, Centos 5.10
Posts: 16,269

Rep: Reputation: 2028Reputation: 2028Reputation: 2028Reputation: 2028Reputation: 2028Reputation: 2028Reputation: 2028Reputation: 2028Reputation: 2028Reputation: 2028Reputation: 2028
See this thr for a discussion of Licensing terms: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...estion-622512/

Mods:
might almost be worth merging these threads?
Or maybe create a sticky summarising this qn; bound to come up again regularly.
 
Old 03-05-2008, 02:04 AM   #10
unSpawn
Moderator
 
Registered: May 2001
Posts: 27,310
Blog Entries: 54

Rep: Reputation: 2858Reputation: 2858Reputation: 2858Reputation: 2858Reputation: 2858Reputation: 2858Reputation: 2858Reputation: 2858Reputation: 2858Reputation: 2858Reputation: 2858
@chrism01: since this thread is tainted by a LQ Rule violation a sticky would be better. Could you come up with one? And while it's certainly no excuse with the amount of threads we mods see on a daily basis next time it would be more efficient to handle questions like this using the "report" button or e-mailing one of this forums mods. TIA.
 
Old 03-06-2008, 07:39 PM   #11
frndrfoe
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Distribution: RHEL, CentOS
Posts: 375

Rep: Reputation: 38
The truth as I got it from Redhat:
You can download and run Redhat without ever paying them. You can use a 30 day evaluation to download the latest updates. After the 30 days, you may download the source RPMs for updates and compile them yourself.
You only have to pay if you want Redhat to provide updates via the up2date or yum package managers or if you require support.
There are two packages in Redhat that are copy write protected: redhat-logos and one other that I am not sure of.

This information is as I was told in my RH300 class very recently.
 
Old 03-24-2008, 03:20 PM   #12
Marel
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: Serbia
Distribution: Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat, Gentoo
Posts: 64

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by frndrfoe View Post
The truth as I got it from Redhat:
After the 30 days, you may download the source RPMs for updates and compile them yourself.
Can someone provide a link where you can download those update SRPMs?
 
Old 03-24-2008, 05:56 PM   #13
frndrfoe
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Distribution: RHEL, CentOS
Posts: 375

Rep: Reputation: 38
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/

dependency resolution will be another matter...
 
Old 03-25-2008, 10:09 AM   #14
Marel
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: Serbia
Distribution: Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat, Gentoo
Posts: 64

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by frndrfoe View Post
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/

dependency resolution will be another matter...
Maybe I should have mentioned it, but I have already looked at that directory tree and found nothing. Unless those updates are merged with main folder "ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS". Under "ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/updates/enterprise/5Server/en" there is no SRPMS dir (also no client branch, strange).
 
Old 03-25-2008, 11:25 AM   #15
custangro
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: California
Distribution: Fedora , CentOS , Solaris 10, RHEL
Posts: 1,935
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 188Reputation: 188
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marel View Post
Maybe I should have mentioned it, but I have already looked at that directory tree and found nothing. Unless those updates are merged with main folder "ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS". Under "ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/updates/enterprise/5Server/en" there is no SRPMS dir (also no client branch, strange).
Just wondering...

What's your reason for not using CentOS? Or buying the academic version of Red Hat ($60)?

Just curious...

-C
 
  


Closed Thread

Tags
centos, copy, download, free, install, legal, license, rhel


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to download RHEL 4 WS dhawal_kv Red Hat 8 02-18-2010 02:16 PM
Download RHEL 4 austinramsay Linux - Enterprise 1 07-10-2007 05:13 PM
what is RHEL and where to download and more questions.. :) hifriend1 Linux - Newbie 4 10-24-2005 08:27 AM
RHEL 4 updates to download?? mlu Linux - Software 1 06-25-2005 02:24 AM
RHEL AS4 download links! Verylinux Linux - Distributions 1 02-25-2005 06:05 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:21 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration