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RedHat 5.2


Note that this distribution was released in 1998 and stopped being supported a long time ago.
It contains many known bugs and vulnerabilities - use at your own risk!

The Disk Image

This image is on an ext2 filesystem and uses 512MB of diskspace.

download-link root_fs (~30MB) MD5 SHA

(last updated on the 2010-05-22)

Using it with qemu

As this distribution is now quite old, it is more difficult to get it running with a recent kernel.
Here is a command line you can use with qemu, including the link to the bootdisk:

qemu -cpu qemu32 -clock dynticks -name RH72 -m 256 -nographic \
	-hda ./RedHat-5.2-i386-root_fs
	-nographic -curses
	-boot a -fda ./bootdisk.img