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Facing problems in RED HAT 5 installation

Masthan
Advisor

Facing problems in RED HAT 5 installation

Hi All,

I am facing problems in RED HAT 5 installation. The problem is, installation is not progressing with out "Registration key" of the product. Please let me know the right place to get the "Registration key" of the Red Hat 5.

Your help is appreciated.

Thanks & Regards
Masthan
7 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Facing problems in RED HAT 5 installation

Shalom,

What kind of hardware are we using here?

Please detail your installation steps so that we might be able to further help.

Ctrl-alt-F1, or use one of the alternate consoles and report error information.

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Masthan
Advisor

Re: Facing problems in RED HAT 5 installation

I am using DL380 (G4) m/c. I am not getting any Error messages. While installing it is asking registration key of the product. But i dont know that registration key. Please let me know how to get that registration key.
Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Facing problems in RED HAT 5 installation

from RHEL5 beta release notes:

The installer requires entering a registration key in order to configure the repositories offered for installation. In this beta release, the registration code implementation is a stub and will accept a character combination that then is mapped to the repository selection. The required keys are:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
V ==> Virtualization
C ==> Clustering
S ==> ClusterStorage

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client:
D ==> Desktop
W ==> Workstation
V ==> Virtualization
Thus, on a Server media kit, entering "SV" in the registration code dialog will activate the ClusterStorage and Virtualization repositories. If you use the client, you must always enter "D."

Masthan
Advisor

Re: Facing problems in RED HAT 5 installation

Thanks for your help.

I successfully installed RHEL 5 on my m/c. But i am facing some other problem. After rebooting, the m/c showing a black screen. I am think the problem with the console settings. Can any one faced this prolem earlier ? Please let me know, " how to switch from graphics mode to console mode". I tried with ctrl+alt+f2, alt+f2 but no luck.

Your help is appreciated.

regards
Masthan
Ivan Krastev
Honored Contributor

Re: Facing problems in RED HAT 5 installation

Try ti kill X session with ctrl-alt-bkspcs and run X configuration to fix problem.

cheers,
ivan
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Facing problems in RED HAT 5 installation

Shalom,

I think the problem is RH is not production software.

There are other reports of similar annoying behavior with RH 5.

I suggest waiting for the production version.

Also, as a new ITRC user, please consider the award of points to thank those that made efforts on your behalf.

Good Luck.

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Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
http://isnamerica.com
http://hpuxconsulting.com
Sponsor: http://hpux.ws
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hpuxlinux
Founder http://newdatacloud.com
Michal Toth
Regular Advisor

Re: Facing problems in RED HAT 5 installation

i don't recommend RHEL for production, it's extremely nasty designed system, furthermore and I really hate this feature, it's almost impossible to update (patch, upgrade, whatever) the system if you do not have access to internet (and rhn), the only way how to update isolated system is to do some nasty tweaks into up2date config file or buy another product from RH like RHN proxy or satellite server.