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Askeptic 06-02-2009 01:15 PM

Linux Support

I have a few simple questions if anyone has answers to it would be great.

Does Redhat Enterprise v5.3 have support for Virtualization?
- Not the ability to support virtual machines, but to be installed as a virtual machine on an ESX server. If so, does Redhat support this if we have an issue? (Given we buy support).

Does Redhat offer upgrades from version 4 to version 5.3 or do you need to just buy the software with support?


farslayer 06-02-2009 02:29 PM

I would think you would be better off contacting Redhat directly with those queries.. get the information straight from the horses mouth so to speak. those are all valid pre-sales questions.

DotHQ 06-02-2009 02:34 PM

I agree with farslayer that contacting the RedHat support line will give you the best answer.
I do know that we bought RHEL 4.6 and had support on it. We were then able to upgrade it to the latest RHEL release.
We also ran RH 4.6 in a Xen virtual environment with no issues. We never asked RH for support while running that though, so the question never came up. We did do comparisons and the Virtual environment worked just like the standard RH environment for the Oracle Apps we were running. No issues at all.

Askeptic 06-02-2009 03:53 PM


Thanks for your replies. Thats what I needed to know.


chrism01 06-02-2009 07:15 PM

Note that RH does NOT support upgrading (in place) across major versions:

Dwight Randall 06-03-2009 01:46 AM

Question -- My UBUNTU Linux crashed. First I got error messages and it stalled. Now I only get a command prompt that says:


i had installed UBUNTU 9.04 inside of WINDOWS XP. Is there a way to repair it.

Thank you in advance.

Dwight Randall

malekmustaq 06-03-2009 10:27 AM

Dwight Randall:

If you can post your issue separately, this post just don't seem to lead to your Ubuntu problem. There are others who can give you better clues if they can see the post.



This is the bootloader prompt. If you have read something about grub from here you can issue bash like commands to control your booting options.


="i had installed UBUNTU 9.04 inside of WINDOWS XP. Is there a way to repair it."=

Do you mean you installed WUBI?

The way I see it you need to configure your Grub bootloader /boot/grub/menu.lst. You only need to read a little about Grub and you'd be able to fix it. Here is a grub tutorial online give time to read. It only needs little time.

Good luck.

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