Who to ask about old Red Hat Linux ISOs I've uncovered

fred smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Fri Oct 28 12:52:15 UTC 2011

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 11:56:51AM +0100, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> On Friday 28 October 2011 09:25:10 Andre Robatino wrote:
> > The site http://legacy.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/ has some old Red Hat
> > Linux content. Unfortunately, it's very incomplete. I have archives of the
> > install discs going back at least to RH 7.0. (I started on RH 6.0 so might
> > have something older around.)
> On a side note, I also have original CD's of the RH 6.2 installation (binary 
> and source), which was readable. The iso image I created from the CD has the 
> correct hash.
> However, the damn thing fails to install in a virtual machine. I use 
> VirtualBox, but have tried EQMU and VMware as well, with the same results. The 
> anaconda installer bombs out with a traceback in the middle of the 
> installation, each time in a different place. Sometimes it almost gets to the 
> end, but it never installed completely.

I recall there being some iuncompatibility between rh 6.x and newr (P4)
processors. or some similar issue, at least, such that I was not able to
run 6.3 in a vmware workstation VM on a P4 box.

> I am puzlled by what might be wrong, since I used to install that distro 
> successfully  back in the day on physical hardware. I tried to do a minimal 
> install (hoping to avoid the traceback), tweaked the installation parameters 
> (partitions, choice of packages, etc.), all to no effect. I also tried tweaking 
> the vm specs to look more like typical hardware back then, without success. 
> Google didn't help either.
> Does anyone have any ideas?
> Best, :-)
> Marko
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