Solved

Redhat 5.4 to 5.8 upgrade VM

Posted on 2013-12-19
11
912 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-21
Hi,

I would like to upgrade RHEL 5.4 to 5.8 VM without subscription and a yum repository.

What other options do I have?
0
Comment
Question by:lhrslsshahi
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 4
  • 2
  • +1
11 Comments
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:savone
ID: 39730655
It may not be impossible, but it would be illegal and risky.

In short, don't do it.  You can not get the necessary packages right from Red Hat therefor you can never be sure they were not tampered with.
0
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
Mazdajai earned 100 total points
ID: 39730707
Do you have access to download the RHEL isos? You can mount the iso and do a yum update against the iso.
0
 
LVL 79

Expert Comment

by:arnold
ID: 39731079
Depending on which tools you have/need? Is migrating to centos might be an option/consideration?
In the absence of a subscription, as suggested earlier, using an ISO you can update? Using the cdrom/ISO as the source (mount ISO to appear as a local "partition/folder"
0
AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

This course has been developed to provide you with the requisite knowledge to not only pass the AWS CSA certification exam but also gain the hands-on experience required to become a qualified AWS Solutions architect working in a real-world environment.

 

Author Comment

by:lhrslsshahi
ID: 39732239
Sounds good, any instructions on how to do this.  Mount iso and run the yum.
0
 
LVL 79

Expert Comment

by:arnold
ID: 39732375
Try

mount -o loop filename.iso /mnt
0
 

Author Comment

by:lhrslsshahi
ID: 39732702
5.8 get it to 2.6.24 the kernel ??
0
 
LVL 79

Expert Comment

by:arnold
ID: 39732849
I do not believe so, the redhat updates/upgrades usually maintain major, minor,micro version and only modify the other version.

Do you have access to a redhat 5.8 install disks?

Without subscription and without the requisite media, the only way to get the newer kernel is to build it yourself.
0
 

Author Comment

by:lhrslsshahi
ID: 39732962
Yes I do have the 5.8 iso, I am quite to new to Linux.

The whole point of me updating to 5.8 was to get the 2.6.24, the first time that I mounted an encrypted volume, it gave the following error message:

Your system uses an old version of the Linux kernel.

Due to a bug in the Linux kernel, your system may stop responding when
writing data to a TrueCrypt volume. This problem can be solved by upgrading
the kernel to version 2.6.24
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:savone
ID: 39733167
I could have told you this usually does not end good.
0
 
LVL 79

Assisted Solution

by:arnold
arnold earned 400 total points
ID: 39733243
you have to mount the 5.8 ISO or burn the iso and insert into the system.
you would then configure yum with the cdrom as a repo
then you can configure the updater to use the cdrom for the update rather than going out to search.

cd /mnt/redhat5.8
yum localupdate

..
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:lhrslsshahi
ID: 39733616
Have successfully updated
0

Featured Post

Learn by Doing. Anytime. Anywhere.

Do you like to learn by doing?
Our labs and exercises give you the chance to do just that: Learn by performing actions on real environments.

Hands-on, scenario-based labs give you experience on real environments provided by us so you don't have to worry about breaking anything.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
Ransomware is a malware that is again in the list of security  concerns. Not only for companies, but also for Government security and  even at personal use. IT departments should be aware and have the right  knowledge to how to fight it.
This video shows you how to use a vSphere client to connect to your ESX host as the root user. Demonstrates the basic connection of bypassing certification set up. Demonstrates how to access the traditional view to begin managing your virtual mac…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question