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Old 09-10-2017, 10:54 PM   #1
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RHEL 5.7 Freeze at setting hostname page after restarting.


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After doing a fresh install , i restarted the server and it hangs at the setting hostname page as seen below.
I restarted a few times and it just keep freezes at this page. out of 3 time it freezes 1 time. is there any solutions that i can fix this problem.
I have tried reinstalling a few times and it is still the same.

Thanks.
 
Old 09-11-2017, 12:24 AM   #2
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Putting your title into Google finds things like:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=533612
https://linuxquestions.org/questions...stname-264706/
 
Old 09-11-2017, 04:34 AM   #3
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1. are you paying for this; if not use Centos instead.
To get updates and support for RHEL, you need to get a subscription with them.

2. FYI see this page https://access.redhat.com/support/po...pdates/errata/, but v5 is basically dead (on life support).
Nearly everyone is on v7 or on v6 and looking at v7.
I suggest you v7 instead.
 
Old 09-11-2017, 10:09 AM   #4
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chrism01 posted most of what i normally say

but to add
Is this a Desktop install ?
is this a laptop ?
or a Virtual install ( vmware ? virtual box ? )

HOW are you connecting to the net
( dial up,dsl,cable,fiber, wi-fi, tethered to a telephone , smoke signals ??? )
 
Old 09-12-2017, 12:11 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GentleThotSeaMonkey View Post
thanks for your solution but i have already google and tried using the solutions before i posted here.

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrism01 View Post
1. are you paying for this; if not use Centos instead.
To get updates and support for RHEL, you need to get a subscription with them.

2. FYI see this page https://access.redhat.com/support/po...pdates/errata/, but v5 is basically dead (on life support).
Nearly everyone is on v7 or on v6 and looking at v7.
I suggest you v7 instead.
Thanks for your reply but its the requirement from upper management. so I have no choice but to find a solution as they strictly need 5.7.
I too wished that they change to v6 or v7 so that it is easier for me.
 
Old 09-12-2017, 12:12 AM   #6
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chrism01 posted most of what i normally say

but to add
Is this a Desktop install ?
is this a laptop ?
or a Virtual install ( vmware ? virtual box ? )

HOW are you connecting to the net
( dial up,dsl,cable,fiber, wi-fi, tethered to a telephone , smoke signals ??? )
It is a desktop install.
connection to the net is by cable.
 
Old 09-12-2017, 12:44 AM   #7
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Thanks for your reply but its the requirement from upper management. so I have no choice but to find a solution as they strictly need 5.7.

contact redhat support after getting the credentials from you boss

but 5.7 IS NOT SUPPORTED
5.11 is and was the last in the normal 10 YEAR support
and THE ONLY( rhel5.11) in the extended security updates only PAID ( extra extended support) version

if this server is NEWER that say about 2011
then there is no hardware support in 5.7 for it

can you boot a "live" os from this desktop and connect to the net ?


use the install dvd or cd and boot into RESCUE mode , it is a option on the install disk
and fallow the on screen instructions about typing in chroot /mnt/sysimage ( or something like that )

and see if you can manually connect to the net

or

at the beginning of the install DO NOT let it connect to the redhat repos and keep it off line until it is installed
 
Old 09-12-2017, 01:00 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
contact redhat support after getting the credentials from you boss

but 5.7 IS NOT SUPPORTED
5.11 is and was the last in the normal 10 YEAR support
and THE ONLY( rhel5.11) in the extended security updates only PAID ( extra extended support) version

if this server is NEWER that say about 2011
then there is no hardware support in 5.7 for it

can you boot a "live" os from this desktop and connect to the net ?


use the install dvd or cd and boot into RESCUE mode , it is a option on the install disk
and fallow the on screen instructions about typing in chroot /mnt/sysimage ( or something like that )

and see if you can manually connect to the net

or

at the beginning of the install DO NOT let it connect to the redhat repos and keep it off line until it is installed
the motherboard is supermicro X10SRH-CLN4F though.
I was able to install it successfully but after restarting about 3 times. It will hang at the hostname page again.
 
Old 09-12-2017, 06:29 AM   #9
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Thanks for your reply but its the requirement from upper management. so I have no choice but to find a solution as they strictly need 5.7.
I too wished that they change to v6 or v7 so that it is easier for me.
What exactly does your upper management say about the facts as presented, correctly by JohnVV. Items which you can look up on the web, RedHat's web site, as well as obtain statements from RedHat regarding any level of support you can or cannot obtain, as well as for what version?

I do realize that upper management may typically feel a few perspectives, such as "they paid a lot for something in the past and should not have to pay some large amount again", "you were brought in as an expert and you should be capable to handling this", or any other variety of self reasoning. However it is worth finding a coherent way to explain to them that this effort is either too costly to undertake, or if there is a MUST requirement to have a RHEL server, that they'll have to pay for the extended support and upgrade to 5.11, or pay for a later version of RHEL.

As also mentioned, CentOS is a possible option to consider.
 
Old 09-12-2017, 07:56 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by newGuy@RHEL View Post
thanks for your solution but i have already google and tried using the solutions before i posted here.
Read the "Question Guidelines"...unless you tell us what you've done/tried, we have no way of knowing, do we?
Quote:
Thanks for your reply but its the requirement from upper management. so I have no choice but to find a solution as they strictly need 5.7. I too wished that they change to v6 or v7 so that it is easier for me.
Sorry, but I highly doubt this for numerous reasons:
  • For a company to intentionally use a VERY old operating system with zero support, no patches, and no support for current hardware seems HIGHLY UNLIKELY.
  • Using RHEL without paying for it isn't something a company with 'upper management' would do, since they're more concerned with things WORKING than saving a couple hundred dollars; and if they do...
  • ...they would load CentOS instead, which is totally free
There is just no reason not to get the latest version. You cannot even get the pay-for extended support for RHEL 5.7

::EDIT::
And we've been here before, too...story keeps changing
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...bo-4175606422/
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...00-4175582806/

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