How to Convert RHEL 6.x to Centos 6.x

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Question : How to Convert your RHEL 6.x to Centos 6.x ?

Answer :

If you are using RHEL 6.x and you want to move to the free CentOS 6.x, it is always possible to do this migration.

Open terminal and enter the following commands by order:

yum clean all

- Create CentOS directory

  mkdir ~/centos 

- Cd CentOS directory

cd ~/centos

- Download the packages

   wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6.0/os/x86_64/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
   wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6.0/os/x86_64/Packages/centos-release-6-0.el6.centos.5.x86_64.rpm
   wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6.0/os/x86_64/Packages/yum-3.2.27-14.el6.centos.noarch.rpm
   wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6.0/os/x86_64/Packages/yum-utils-1.1.26-11.el6.noarch.rpm
   wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6.0/os/x86_64/Packages/yum-plugin-fastestmirror-1.1.26-11.el6.noarch.rpm

- Now enter the following commands by order to import CentOS key, install the downloaded packages and to upgrade to CentOS 6.x
rpm –import RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
rpm -e –nodeps redhat-release-server
rpm -e yum-rhn-plugin rhn-check rhnsd rhn-setup rhn-setup-gnome
rpm -Uhv –force *.rpm
yum upgrade

Now reboot and enjoy.

Please let me know if this worked for you.