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Old 04-14-2011, 11:55 AM   #1
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HI

I downloaded RHEL 6.0 free 30 day trial version.
I would like to train to exams but in order to install packages from RHN repo I need to register in their web site RHN.
Is it possible to activate RHEL6.0 in trial version in RHN ?

thx for help.
 
Old 04-14-2011, 12:02 PM   #2
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Hi,

If you only will use RHEL for training purposes why didn't you install Scientific Linux 6. I cannot find the link right now but I came across an article about a week ago that mentions this distro as being a 'clone' of RHEL 6. So you would be able to do everything you want without having to bother with subscriptions, activations, licenses, ... CentOS is also a 'clone' of RHEL but they haven't come out with a version 6 yet. I'm not sure a free trial gives you full access to RHN for 30 days. Haven't tried it, I'm sure someone will step in soon.

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Old 04-15-2011, 05:51 AM   #3
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I found correct link to scientific linux 6 ftp://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/...notes-6.0.html
 
Old 04-15-2011, 06:46 AM   #4
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I activated my trial version of RHEL.
You have to run command : /usr/sbin/rhn_register and then follow the intructions in wizard.
 
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Hi,

Thanks for sharing that. Does this mean that you can register with a Trial version and use the full options of RHEL for a month? Never tried it. Does it mean that you can update and install using yum and that your problem is solved? If so, please mark your thread as solved then.

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Does this mean that you can register with a Trial version and use the full options of RHEL for a month?
Yes but you have to download from redhat.com version of e.g. today and have valid RHN account. You can't use it with for instance redhat trial version you have downloaded 2 months ago. It will let you to activate it. It only allows you to activate it version that you downloaded e.g. today or within 30 days.
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Does it mean that you can update and install using yum and that your problem is solved?
Yes.
When using Red Hat Network, rhnsd is a client-side daemon that should be run on subscribed systems. It periodically launches a helper utility, rhn_check, which connects to the Red Hat Network servers and checks for any actions (such as a scheduled installation of errata) that an administrator has selected in the Web console. If any actions have been scheduled for that client machine, rhn_check on the client initiates those actions. By default, rhnsd runs rhn_check every two hours. This time can be increased to check for configuration changes as frequently as every hour if necessary.

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Hi,

Great, thanks for the update. Have fun with Linux and good luck studying.

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