RHEL 8.3 Beta - installation instructions

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As discovered and documented in the discussion RHEL 8.3 Beta - testing experience, there is a bug in the boot.iso and dvd.iso installation media.

System registration fails when using Connect to Red Hat

Currently, when we attempt to register a system using Connect to Red Hat, the registration process fails with the error message "Name or service
not known". This occurs because the empty Custom Server URL and Custom Base URL values overwrite the default values for system registration.

To work around this problem, expand the Options menu and perform the following steps before you click Register :

  • Select Custom Server URL check box and enter subscription.rhsm.redhat.com as its value in the text box below.

  • Select Custom Base URL check box and enter https://cdn.redhat.com as its value in the text box below.

As a result, the system registration is successful. The documentation is currently in the process of getting updated with this information.
The bug will be fixed in the GA version. Thanks to Martin Kolman, Michael Young, Samantha Bueno, and Shweta Naresh for their work ! :)

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Thank you Christian for your efforts and notifying us :)

You're welcome, Sadashiva ! :)

Hi Chris , on INSTALLATION Screen of rhel beta 8.3 i am getting issue with installation source , it says "error setting up base repository ", Could you please help ?? Thanks in advance .

Hi Vijay,

Assuming you followed the instructions above ... please make sure that networking is enabled. :)

Regards,
Christian

Hi Chris,

Yes I have followed the above instructions and connected to wifi network, but still the issue persists .

Hmmm, no idea ... it can be "this and that", Yijay. If it was an official release, I would recommend
to contact Red Hat Customer Service. But I think that would not get you any further as you are
trying to test a beta - what you can check is if it will work with an Ethernet (LAN) connection. :)

Regards,
Christian

Hi Vijay,

I’ve tried with following link and it works. Http://downloads.red hat/reel/reel-8-beta/base sos/x86_64

Hope it works for you. Slimane

Hi Shou,

There seem to be a lot of "typos" in the link you've provided ... you may want to consider correcting them. :)

Regards,
Christian

Hello,

I've followed these steps above when trying to register, using the 8.3 ISO I downloaded.

I've gone ahead to setup as much of the information asked in that screen.

I have valid login credentials to Redhat, aren't these what I should be using here?

I get an Authentication error when trying to register when I'm setting up the initial configs before installation.

I also got 'Incorrect user credentials' when I used my login id as credentials to register during installation. But when I used another login id it just worked. The issue is when the login id used, is an email id (xyz@abc.com) then it is unable to register. If you can change your login id to just xyz then you won't get the error. Hope it helps.

Thanks Arpit,

I was able to get past the screen once I used my account name vs e-mail, I did not need the Custom Server or Custom Base URL's entered.

Hi Henry I am glad it worked. Hoping @RedHat to fix the bug - "Red Hat installer not accepting the email id login credentials for registering the subscription."

Hi Henry,

Please note that what I wrote was valid for the BETA ... I assume you are talking about the GA release. :)

Regards,
Christian

I'm having a similar issue, attempting to install RHEL 8.3 on a new Hyper-V vm... registration is failing.

I have set the Custom server and base URL's, but don't see any relevant error messages apart from "Registration failed." At the bottom of the screen, I'm getting an orange bar, a !-triangle and "authorized"

Any ideas?

Hi Hunter,

You may want to either contact the Red Hat Customer Service team, or open a support case with Red Hat. :)

Regards,
Christian

During rhel 8.3 installation I am unable to register the product , it gives me invalid credentials. But I have verified my credentials in the portal and those works fine.

Hi Chandrasekhar,

If the problem persists and you can't register, after having rebooted from the installation medium,
please ask the Red Hat Customer Service team to help you and advise you what you have to do. :)

Regards,
Christian

@Chandrasekhar, As I mentioned above, I also got 'Incorrect user credentials' when I used my login id as credentials to register during installation. But when I used another login id it just worked. The issue is when the login id used, is an email id (xyz@abc.com) then it is unable to register during RHEL 8.3 installation. If you can change your login id to just xyz then you won't get the error.

Hope it helps.