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Old 01-19-2017, 03:26 PM   #1
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Where to download RHEL 6.8 ISO file, and how to create a bootable USB to install it?


Hi,

Trying to migrate from Windows to Linux... Can someone please let me know where I can download RHEL 6.8 ISO file? I googled but couldn't find it.

Also, is it possible to create a bootable USB drive on Windows with RHEL ISO file so I can install RHEL? Your help is highly appreciated!

Thanks & regards,
Lee

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Old 01-19-2017, 03:50 PM   #2
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Can someone please let me know where I can download RHEL 6.8 ISO file? I googled but couldn't find it.
Did you try Red Hat's website?

Is there a particular reason you want 6.8 rather than 7.3? Do you understand that RHEL is an Enterprise distro that that you need to pay for in order to get updates?

I advise you try Fedora instead. It's free distro sponsored by Red Hat. What's in Fedora eventually makes it way in to RHEL.
https://getfedora.org/
The website provides instructions on how to make a bootable USB flash drive.
 
Old 01-19-2017, 04:14 PM   #3
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I advise you try Fedora instead. It's free distro sponsored by Red Hat. What's in Fedora eventually makes it way in to RHEL.
https://getfedora.org/
The website provides instructions on how to make a bootable USB flash drive.
Fedora is so far removed from RHEL that they shouldn't really be mentioned together. Fedora is the bleeding edge test bed for packages that end up getting incorporated into RHEL many years later. As a result, current Fedora looks similar to what RHEL might look like in about 5 years, minus the instability, bugs, etc. If you want RHEL and don't want to pay the subscription fee, you should be looking at CentOS.
 
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Old 01-19-2017, 04:30 PM   #4
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All true good points. Fedora is worth considering though if OP wants newer versions of things. I've found Fedora to be fine, but I ignore new releases for a couple months. Though which since they were looking for RHEL 6.8 they maybe are specifically not looking for the latest, or maybe they saw 6.8 somewhere and somehow don't know about 7.3.

Based on their first post, OP's going to need someone to tell them where to find CentOS
https://www.centos.org/download/
 
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Fedora is so far removed from RHEL that they shouldn't really be mentioned together. Fedora is the bleeding edge test bed for packages that end up getting incorporated into RHEL many years later. As a result, current Fedora looks similar to what RHEL might look like in about 5 years, minus the instability, bugs, etc. If you want RHEL and don't want to pay the subscription fee, you should be looking at CentOS.
I checked CentOS download website (https://www.centos.org/download/). It doesn't list versions. The reason I asked for RHEL is that I need to test something on RHEL 6.7, 6.8, 7.2 and 7.3. It only says "CentOS-7" or "CentOS-6". Does CentOS offer same/equivalent versions as these RHEL versions?

Thanks & regards,
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Old 01-19-2017, 04:36 PM   #6
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I checked CentOS download website (https://www.centos.org/download/). It doesn't list versions. The reason I asked for RHEL is that I need to test something on RHEL 6.7, 6.8, 7.2 and 7.3. It only says "CentOS-7" or "CentOS-6".
The prominent download links are for CentOS 7. If you really want CentOS 6.8, which unless you specifically know that you do you don't, use the "More download choices" link.

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Does CentOS offer same/equivalent versions as these RHEL versions?
CentOS is RHEL without the Red Hat branding. If something works Red Hat X.X it should work on CentOS X.X. CentOS is actually sponsored by Red Hat since a couple of years ago. New versions are released shortly after a new RHEL release.
 
Old 01-19-2017, 04:44 PM   #7
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I checked CentOS download website (https://www.centos.org/download/). It doesn't list versions. The reason I asked for RHEL is that I need to test something on RHEL 6.7, 6.8, 7.2 and 7.3. It only says "CentOS-7" or "CentOS-6". Does CentOS offer same/equivalent versions as these RHEL versions?

Thanks & regards,
Lee
Go to "More download choices", pick a major version and architecture (i386 vs x86_64), pick one of the mirrors, and then look at the URL. You should be able to go up a few layers in the directory structure to get back to the full version list (eg: http://mirrors.mit.edu/centos/). Many will have cleared out their old (6.7 and 7.2) contents, but you might be able to find one with a lingering ISO.

The sub versions with RHEL and CentOS (eg: 6.7 -> 6.8) are minor. You don't even see them if you're running the system daily, you just do the normal old "yum update" and one day it hops you up to a new sub version. The chances that something will work on 6.7 but not 6.8 or vice versa are incredibly remote, same with 7.2 vs 7.3.

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Old 01-19-2017, 05:42 PM   #8
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One more note, you cannot just download the rhel images. You have to sign up first to get access. You can sign up for a trial and you will get access.
 
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Go to "More download choices", pick a major version and architecture (i386 vs x86_64), pick one of the mirrors, and then look at the URL. You should be able to go up a few layers in the directory structure to get back to the full version list (eg: http://mirrors.mit.edu/centos/). Many will have cleared out their old (6.7 and 7.2) contents, but you might be able to find one with a lingering ISO.

The sub versions with RHEL and CentOS (eg: 6.7 -> 6.8) are minor. You don't even see them if you're running the system daily, you just do the normal old "yum update" and one day it hops you up to a new sub version. The chances that something will work on 6.7 but not 6.8 or vice versa are incredibly remote, same with 7.2 vs 7.3.
Great information. Thank you!
 
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Thanks everyone for your help!
 
  


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