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Old 07-04-2007, 11:30 AM   #1
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Installation Key for RHEL5

I have just downloaded the RHEL 5. but during installation it is asking for the installation key( which i dont have!). will somebody please help me out. even if i dont get it -- which features of RHEL5 will be missing? PLEASE HELP
Old 07-04-2007, 11:42 AM   #2
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The only legit way to get the keys is to purchase them from Red Hat.

Server level:
Desktop/Workstation level:

You can go ahead and install RHEL5 but you are not entitled to any updates until you are legal. As a suggestion try install CentOS5 or SL5 instead, they are the same as RHEL5AS with Workstation.
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centos is probabbly your best bet if you need Redhat enterprise and dont want to pay

its an exact clone (just a recompile of everything without the redhat branding)

or you could use RH's comunanty distro fedora (but that is slightly differnt)
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oracle 9i on centos and rhel5(without installation key)

okie. now i hav another query
will i be able to install oracle 9i on (1) rhel5 (without the installation key)?
(2) centos ? without any problem
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If Oracle runs on Linux, does it not run on any distro? What does Oracle say?

As already stated, CentOS is a clone of RHEL, so it SHOULD work. Why not simply try it?
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This would seem to indicate that with Centos 5, you'll prob have to go with Oracle 10g, although you might be able to hack it.
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i hav oracle 9i . will it be a prob to install it on centos 5?


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