How would I be able to upgrade my server, and is it just a small-scale upgrade, like Windows patches, leaving everything on the server intact, or would it delete everything that was on the server? Regards, Rayne I haven't actually tried this myself, but you should be able to use an installation disc for RHEL 5.4 to upgrade even if you are off-line (although you'll need to get on-line somewhere to download the disk image).
Once you have the RHEL 5.4 disc, you should be able to follow the instructions here: How do I use yum to update or install packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 from a customized repository? Basically, you create a custom repository on you hard drive with the rpm files from the disk and point yum at it or use the disc directly. Of course if you can put the server temporarily on-line and just use the on-line repositories, after updating all the packages in your 5.1 distribution, you'll have all the same files as if you installed 5.4. I had a 5.0 installation that I kept updated and when I compared them they seemed to be the same as the 5.3 version (current at the time) although during boot, my system said it was still 5.0 Rayne, I used to work on DOE classified systems that could never touch the public internet. Just use the ISO as a repo, and for my example to work, it needs to be a DVD image.
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Those that are using RHN Classic management functions via the web or RHN Satellite 5.4 and earlier or Red Hat Satellite 5.6 and later should choose RHN Classic for now.Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free. Red Hat4 is just old (199*), forget about finding it, but RHEL4 is still used, even if it is in the last stage of it's live.It is not free, it is why you have that much trouble finding it.If any dependencies of the package (or packages) you update have updates available themselves, then they are updated too.Finished Dependency Resolution Dependencies Resolved =========================================================================== Package Arch Version Repository Size =========================================================================== Updating: udev x86_64 147-2.15.el6 rhel 337 k Transaction Summary =========================================================================== Install 0 Package(s) Upgrade 1 Package(s) Total download size: 337 k Is this ok [y/N]:, which Yum uses to perform changes to the system, provides a mechanism for ensuring their integrity.(The way around that using disk is to copy the files from each disk onto the local disk or a storage device) You will need to install createrepo which for me involved two dependencies.createrepo deltarpm python-deltarpm mkdir -p /mnt/iso/rhel54 mount -o loop /path/to/rhel5.4/mnt/iso/rhel54 cd /mnt/iso createrepo .They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.Which is the procedure to update Red Hat 5.5 to 5.7, without redhat account ?How can I check if all the application in version 5.5 are certified in version 5.7, for example Oracle 10, is certified in both version, and should be work without problem after finish the update process, the idea is that all the application keep working fine in version 5.7.