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Old 11-10-2013, 11:17 PM   #1
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How to verify the kernel before installation

Hi everyone!
I'm continue looking for Redhat 5.5 iso for a week ago, so, it seem RHEL did not support to download.
Because I must find the kernel exactly to install then I were borrowed one cd from my friend. However, I am not able to verify what is the kernel in this cd before installation.
So, may you guide me?

Thank you!
Old 11-10-2013, 11:28 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
you are aware that 5.1 is YEARS OUT OF DATE
it is from 2007
the current older rhel5 is RHEL 5.10
and it is really showing it's age
the current new version of redhat is RHEL 6.4 with 6.5 in testing

the nvidia .run driver REQUIRES you install gcc and the automake development tools
also it requires the matching kernel-devel.rpm for the kernel you are running

you get that from redhat's RHN repo
the one you get access to with the REQUIRED support contract you bought

RHEL is not free

Basically you must buy the support contract to be able to install things .

call redhat support on the phone
or get a support ticket

rhel5.1 is going to be rather hard to support
it is 9 versions and 6 YEARS out of date

redhat is about the only people that will be able to help support 5.1
Well said John. Just substitute 5.5 for 5.1 and you have your answer.

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Old 11-10-2013, 11:33 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply!

Due to my OraDB Database need exactly 5.5 (with more internal reasons I could not share here)
$ uname -r
$ uname -a
Linux cloudsme 2.6.18-194.el5 #1 SMP Tue Mar 16 21:52:39 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.5 (Tikanga)
and I must find it, install on new server and migration the database through.
Yes, of course, CentOS 5.5 is wellcome.


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