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Old 12-23-2010, 03:53 PM   #1
horlock
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Installing Redhat 6 beta 2 Server without a dvd drive


Anyone got any suggestions on how to do this.

I currently have a HP Server DL580, with a cd rom drive

I don't have an an external dvd drive.
I don't have a scusi dvd drive
I don't have a pci card for ide or sata connections
I have fedora core 14 installed on it (although so far have failed to get the internet to work on the server - but that is a separate issue and probably not worth fixing if I am going to change OS)
I have downloaded the dvd, copied the iso to fedora - using a USB pen
Mounted the dvd within fedora - but it seems it needs to run on boot
I've tried installing the dvd onto a pen drive (ie bootable) - which works on my pc - but the server doesn't seem to like the idea of booting from USB.

Anyone have any suggestions - ideally where I can get Redhat 6 enterprise server on cd. But it there is a simple work around I'd be greatful too.

I am regretably a complete rooky so please make any instructions very simple.

I know you are thinking why is a complete rooky trying to install a redhat server - the only answer to that is - why not - gotta learn sometime.

I got the dvd iso from: ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/rhel...00000000000000

I can't find any cd iso files

Thanks in advance.

Thanks
 
Old 12-23-2010, 06:02 PM   #2
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Try this: http://old.linuxliveusb.com/

I think USB is a good option here.
 
Old 12-23-2010, 06:05 PM   #3
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RHEL 6 is now officially released, so use that, not a Beta version. Also, for RHEL you have to pay RedHat www.redhat.com for updates and support.
If you don't want to do that (pay), then get Centos www.centos.org, a free version of RHEL. You'll get updates but no support.
Your choice.


If you tell us where you live, we may be able to point out a local org/company that will supply a tested CD/DVD for a few dollars or equiv in your currency.
There may even be a local LUG (Linux Users Group) who can help.

Welcome to LQ
 
Old 12-24-2010, 03:00 AM   #4
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RHEL 6 is now officially released, so use that, not a Beta version. Also, for RHEL you have to pay RedHat www.redhat.com for updates and support.
If you don't want to do that (pay), then get Centos www.centos.org, a free version of RHEL. You'll get updates but no support.
Your choice.


If you tell us where you live, we may be able to point out a local org/company that will supply a tested CD/DVD for a few dollars or equiv in your currency.
There may even be a local LUG (Linux Users Group) who can help.

Welcome to LQ
Thanks both. I think Centos is probably the way to go. Though I'll probably leave it until after Christmas now.

Thanks again.
 
  


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