How to Convert RHEL 5 to CentOS 5
Question : How to convert RHEL5 to Centos 5,x ? (tutorial updated 11/11/2009)
Answer : Some times you have to change from paid world to the free world, this is the way to convert your paid or your non licensed Linux RHEL to the Free cenots OS .
Under root ,
yum clean all
rpm –import RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5
rpm -e –nodeps redhat-release
rpm -e yum-rhn-plugin
rpm -Uvh –force *.rpm
Now you will notice that the RHN messages are gone.
you are done , Now reboot for System
NB : I tried this method and worked for me fine, I have no warranty that will work for you either, please repport any issue in our Forum