6.1.1. Graphical Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 installation

6.1.1. Graphical Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 installation

After you have answered the basic questions to get the installation process started and all of the required files have been retrieved you will be greeted by the graphical installation screen of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (or the installation screen of the operating system you decided to install):

  1. If you are installing a Beta or early release distribution you need to confirm that you really want to install the operating system:

  2. The next step is to enter a valid registration code. If you have a valid RHN subscription key please enter in the Installation Number field:

  3. The release notes for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 have temporary subscription keys for Server and Client installations. If you are installing a local environment with no need to access RHN enter V for virtualization, S for clustered storage (CLVM or GFS) and C for clustering (Red Hat Cluster Suite) if required. In most cases entering V is sufficient:


    Depending on your version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux the setup numbers above may not work. In that case you can skip this step and confirm your Red Hat Network account details after the installation using the rhn_register command.

  4. The installation will now confirm you want to erase the data on the storage you selected for the installation:

  5. This screen will allow you to review the storage configuration and partition layout. You can also chose to select the advanced storage configuration if you want to use iSCSI as guest storage:

  6. After you have reviewed the storage choice just confirm that you indeed want to use the drive for the installation:

  7. Next is the guest networking configuration and hostname settings. The information will be populated with the data you entered earlier in the installation process:

  8. Select the appropriate time zone for your environment:

  9. Select a root password for your guest:

  10. Now you get to select the software packages you want to install. You can also chose to customize the software selection by selecting the Customize Now button:

  11. For our installation we chose the office packages and web server packages:

  12. After you have selected the packages to install, dependencies and space requirements will be verified:

  13. After all of the installation dependencies and space requirements have been verified you need to press the Next button to start the actual installation:

  14. Now the installation will automatically install all of the selected software packages:

  15. After the installation has finished you need to reboot your guest:

  16. Your newly installed guest will not reboot, instead it will shutdown:

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