hi i'm new to linux. I do not have access to the redhate website and I'd like to know where I can download 2.6.18-prep and RHEL5-hda_codec-unsol-fix.patch? thanks
Why would any sentient being select an OS/distro. for which one had no entitlement to legitimate downloads?
This is a very good point.
However, are you trying to say that he has no right to download a kernel patch made by Red Hat? Maybe you've heard of this GPL thing that everyone's talking about?
To the original poster - either switch to CentOS or download the Source RPM for the relevant kernel from Red Hat. The SRPMs are available to everyone in compliance with the GPL and I believe they will contain all Red Hat patches in their original form.