Points to note:
- If you wish to use FDISK before hand, check out this guide.
- If you wish to Multi-Boot, check out this guide.
- This install guide should not be a substitute for the outstanding documentation found on redhat.com. However, this information provides a supplement to those directions.
1) Red Hat Linux Boot screen: (Image 1.1)
2) Welcome to Red Hat: (Image 1.2)
3) Language Selection: (Image 1.3)
The Language Selection screen displays all of the languages available to install Red Hat with.
I chose English here, then Next.
4) Keyboard Configuration: (Image 1.4)
Keyboard Configuration is next.
Highlight the best match for your particular system. Usually, the default works best.
Select Next when complete.
5) Mouse Configuration: (Image 1.5)
Mouse Configuration is next.
Again, highlight the best match for your particular system.
Select Next when finished.
6) Installation type: (Image 1.6)
Selection of a standard installation type is now available.
The options include Personal Desktop, Workstation, Server, or Custom.
For this particular guide, I selected Personal Desktop and then Next.
7) Partitioning your system: (Image 1.7)
You are now faced with the option of automatically partitioning your system with the default values or selecting a more expert approach of choosing exactly what values each partition will be.
I chose Automatic, then selected Next.
8) Warning dialog box: (Image 1.8)
9) Automatic Partitioning: (Image 1.9)
Here are the options of deleting all Linux partitions, deleting all partitions, or keep the disk structure as it already is.
If this is a new drive, any options work just fine, but, if you already have partitions defined, as in a Multi-Boot environment, be careful as to which selection and drive volume you choose.
Also, check the Review and modify box at the bottom to retain control over what happens to the hard drive and view the recommended configuration.
10) New hard drive structure: (Image 1.10)
11) Boot loader options: (Image 2.1)
Boot Loader options are displayed.
If this is the only OS to be installed, I recommend to install a boot loader, such as Grub (the default).
If this is part of a Multi-Boot System, I recommend to not install a boot loader and use a boot floppy, created later on in the install process, instead.
Important: If you chose to NOT install a boot loader and NOT make a boot floppy, your Red Hat installation will NOT work.
12) Install a boot loader: (Image 2.2)
13) Network setup: (Image 2.3)
14) Firewall setup: (Image 2.4)
Firewall setup is very important!
If this system will be connected directly to the internet, choose High to start out with.
If this system is already behind a hardware firewall or router, choose Medium as a good starting point.
15) Language Selection: (Image 2.5)
Additional Language options are also available.
Since I understand no other language besides English, the default was fine.
16) Time Zone Selection: (Image 2.6)
Configure your Time Zone with this display.
Being on the West Coast, Pacific Time was selected here.
Choose what is right for your location and then select Next to continue.
17) Create a root or administrator password: (Image 2.7)
Another important part of the installation process is to create a root or administrator password and a "normal" user account for everyday tasks.
DO NOT leave your root password as blank or easily guessable.
18) Add users: (Image 2.8)
After acceptance of your root password, select the Add button to create an additional account for everyday tasks. Do not worry. If at anytime you need to use the root account to change system settings, you can. You will be prompted for the password even if you are logged in as a regular user.
After creating a new account and selecting a "good" password, select the OK button.
19) Add as many users as you wish: (Image 2.9)
Your display could look something like this.
Add as many users as you wish, then select Next to continue.
20) Default package configuration: (Image 2.10)
Here, you have the option of accepting the default package configuration, or selecting exactly what applications and services you desire.
If you wish, you can skip this step and select Next as the default option and your system will be configured accordingly.
However, if you desire to add or subtract particular applications, choose the Customize packages to be installed button and select Next.
21) Selecting exactly what packages: (Image 2.11)
Here you will have the option of selecting exactly what packages and applications you wish to install.
Detailed descriptions about each are also available, after selecting the check box on the left of the category, by selecting the details button.
Upon completing your options, select Next to continue.