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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 for 32-bit x86)

I have downloaded "Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 for 32-bit x86) " on DVD from
https://rhn.redhat.com/rhn/software/channel/downloads/Download.do?cid=6949. Now what steps shall i do for installation as i dont know about ISO images. Do i need to unzip or what and how to go with installation now.From the above site i downloaded from  net this "rhel-server-5.4-i386-dvd". Now please tell me the steps for installation. Thanks alot for your help in advance
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ryder0707Commented:
Assuming you plan to use vmware server/workstation, create a new VM, mount the ISO file to the VM's disc drive to boot from it
If it doesn't boot properly, start the VM and press F2 to go the VM BIOS menu and and set the VM to boot from disc drive
Restart the VM and it should boot from RHEL installer(the iso file you mounted)
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nordtorpCommented:
You could burn this ISO image to an CD.

This linux command would do it for you:
cdrecord -v -pad speed=1 dev=0,0,0 rhel-server-5.4-i386-dvd.iso

If you are on a Windows machine you might need to install software to be able to burn it as a bootable CD.
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nordtorpCommented:
Here is a tutorial on how to burn an ISO image to a CD using ISO Recorder
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nordtorpCommented:
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torimarCommented:
For VMWare, check out this guide: http://www.petri.co.il/use-iso-image-files-vmware.htm

For physical installation on a PC besides a Windows OS, download and install the free tool Imgburn (www.imgburn.com), select "Write Image file to Disk", select the downloaded Iso as a source file, reduce the burn speed to 8x or 12x, insert blank media and burn.
Then leave the burnt disk in the DVD tray and restart your system.
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hussainkhan22Author Commented:
Hey guys when i was downloading i specified the DVD Rom path and inserted blank DVD and its downloaded. Do you guys want me to first download on hard disk than copy on DVD.
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torimarCommented:
Yes.

What you will have done (if it worked out at all) is copy the .iso image file to DVD. That will neither make it bootable nor functional.

You need to burn an .iso image as an image, not as a file.
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nordtorpCommented:
That is correct, I do not think you can download directly to a DVD+/-.

First download the ISO file to your hard drive. Second, burn it out to a DVD and then boot from it.

If you are going to install it as a virtual server, just mount the ISO file to your software for virtual machines and boot up. Some examples of software for virtual machines are VMware Server and VirtualPC.

Here are some readings about virtual machines:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_machine
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hussainkhan22Author Commented:
Ok guys after downloading on hard disk and with Roxio "burn image to disk". Now what shall i do for installing Redhat Linux.
This is 30 Trial version so what will happen after 30 days with this OS. I'm using this for personal reason for practicing will it stop functioning or what.
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torimarCommented:
Yes, I guess it will stop functioning some way or the other.

In the other thread experts told you that CentOS is the exact same thing as Red Hat, only free and community managed. I told you that Fedora is free and practically the same as Red Hat, only more experimental with more focus on exciting new technologies rather than server stability. Both, CentOS as well as Fedora, do not expire and, I repeat it, are free.

But for some reason you decided to go with a Red Hat trial version.
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torimarCommented:
CentOS: http://www.centos.org/  Download: http://www.centos.org/modules/tinycontent/index.php?id=30
Fedora: http://fedoraproject.org/ Download: http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora.html

If you still wish to stay with the Red Hat trial, install it inside VMWare or Virtualbox, don't install it physically to your hard drive.
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nordtorpCommented:
You could now do several things:

1. Install this as the only OS on your computer.
2. Install it as a dual-boot on your computer
3. Install it as a virtual machine.

You get some benefits when you run a virtual machine. Such as running RedHat while you are in your OS.

If you want to do step 1 or 2, insert your DVD and restart your computer. Make sure that your computer is configured to boot from CD/DVD. These steps might make you lose data as you have to format partitions on your hard drive.

If you want to go for step 3, take a look at these links:
VMware Server: Create New Virtual Machine - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73rLCxPjXAc

VMware Server is free and, but you have to register. This is also free.

You might also try out Virtual PC from Microsoft or Virtual Box from Sun Microsystems. Those are also free.
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nordtorpCommented:
As for the trial end period. After 30 days you won't be able to get updates.

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hussainkhan22Author Commented:
Just updates and rest of the things will it work fine. Actually i have installed RedHat linux before so thought of going with it. I dont know anything about Centos and fedora
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nordtorpCommented:
As for your note. RedHat is just for corporate use only now, therefore the name Enterprise. RedHat didn't continue with free support, so the project continued as Fedora. Fedora is what RedHat would have been if they continued. They use the same packages (RPM) and you should be familiar with the commands as it is theoretically the same system.

I think Fedora took over after RedHat 9.0.
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hussainkhan22Author Commented:
Ok so from where can I download fedora and how can I install fedora
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nordtorpCommented:
Go to http://get.fedoraproject.org and you'll find it.
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