6.1.3. First boot configuration

6.1.3. First boot configuration

During the first boot after the installation has finished you will see the First Boot configuration screen. This screen will walk you through some basic configuration choices for your guest:

  1. First you need to agree to the license agreement:

  2. Next is the Firewall configuration:

  3. If you select to disable the Firewall configuration you need to confirm your choice one more time:

  4. Next is SELinux. It is strongly recommended to run SELinux in enforcing mode but you can chose to either run SELinux in permissive mode or completely disable it:

  5. Choosing to disable SELinux causes the following warning to appear:

  6. You can enable kdump:

  7. Confirm time and date are set correctly for your guest. If you install a para-virtualized guest time and date should be in sync with dom0/Hypervisor as the guest will get its time from dom0. A fully-virtualized guest may need additional configuration such as NTP to avoid skew in time from dom0:

  8. If you have a Red Hat Network subscription or would like to try one you can use the screen below to register your newly installed guest in RHN:

  9. Confirm your choices for RHN:

  10. Once setup has finished you may see one more screen if you opted out of RHN at this time:

  11. This screen will allow you to create a user besides the standard root account:

  12. The following warning appears if you do not choose to create a personal account:

  13. If the install detects a sound device you would be asked to calibrate it on this screen:

  14. If you want to install any additional software packages from CD you could do so on this screen. It it often more efficient to not install any additional software at this point but add it later using yum:

  15. After you press the Finish button your guest will reconfigure any settings you may have changed and continue with the boot process:

  16. And finally you will be greeted with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 login screen:

  17. After you have logged in you will see the standard Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 desktop environment:

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