RHEL 6 public beta 1

Old Red Hat Linux 6.2 boxWe released the first public beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 today. You might be able to get it from the official Red Hat FTP site, but it was giving “421 There are too many connected users” errors just now. You can grab this unofficial mirror of the 64 bit DVD ISO instead. The official press release is here.

There are probably a fair few bugs — although not as many as the internal alphas I was playing with last year!

The highlights from my point of view: supported stable libguestfs, libguestfs tools and V2V, OCaml compiler (not supported), virt-top, and hivex.

Edit: Excellent interview with Tim Burke in The Register which also covers the main new features.

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6 responses to “RHEL 6 public beta 1

  1. Einar Lielmanis

    This is where a torrent would be sooooooo useful and appropriate🙂

  2. @Einar I’ve set up x86_64 and i386 torrents here: http://torrent.ibiblio.org/doc/177

  3. Great thanks for the mirror! @Einar Lielmanis – yes, torrent would be appreciated.

  4. joshuadf

    Try these torrents via http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06021

    i386
    http://www.karan.org/stuff/rhel6-i386-beta-dvd.torrent

    x86-64
    http://stream-ag.de/RHEL6.0-20100414.0-AP-x86_64-DVD1.iso.torrent

    I’ve got them running on an Internet2 connected server at UW Seattle right now.

  5. I wondering how RHEV will run on it🙂

    BTW I saw some benchmarks at phoronix.com, are the somehow dissapointing results for now caused by the Beta (debugging enabled) or is it expected to improve in the final?

  6. Hello there,

    I setup a HTTP mirror here;
    http://spreitzer.name/rhel-6-beta

    enjoy!

    regards,
    Sascha

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