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    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 Installation Guide (Screenshots)

    Before you start installing Red hat Linux, You should know the pre-requisites for the same i.e. the system requirements


    System Requirement for Red Hat Linux 5
    Parameters
    Requirements
    CPU Type
    Pentium 4 or higher, 2GHz or higher
    Memory/RAM
    1 GB minimum, upto the system limit
    Hard Disk
    4 GB minimum

    Follow the screenshots to install Red Hat Linux 5

    Insert the RHEL DVD into the machine and boot from it. The below page which you see is the first which comes on the screen.

    This is the prompt which can be used to
    • Install using GUI (Graphics Mode)
    • Install using CLI (Text Mode)
    • Upgrade your RHEL version
    • Boot into Rescue Mode
    Hit Enter and by default installation will begin using GUI setup


    The next screen prompts you to verify the content of the DVD used. If you believe the DVD you are using is correct and not corrupt, you can skip this step as I did

    As you see in the next step anaconda installer starts which is used to install Red Hat Linux and many other similar OS like Fedora, CentOS

    Click Next to start the installation

    Select the preferred Language for installation, as for me it is English
    Select the keyboard Language you are using on your machine. (For most by default it is US or US International)

    If you have a authorized installation no. provided by Red Hat, you can enter in the below shown box. As of now I don't have any such key so I will skip this step

    Click YES to format the hard disk

    Using the drop down arrow as shown below you can select the available options for creating partitions

    As of now I will go with the "Create custom layout" option

    The next screen shows you the available space on the disk along with any other available partitions. In my case I am installing on a fresh machine so it shows all the space as free.

    Click on New to create partition

    Create /boot partition as shown below. The maximum expected boot size is not more than 200-300 MB. So you can give space accordingly

    Now again select New and create a LVM partition of all the available hard disk as shown below. Select the options as shown in RED

     Select LVM option

    Now a new window will pop up where you can give a Volume Group name as per your requirement.
    Next click on Add as shown below to create other LVM partitions such as root, home, var, tmp as per your requirement

    Create the required partitions and allocate the space to each partition as shown in below screenshots


    Create a swap partition. No mount point required for it. Just select a file system type as swap and allocate the size. For our case 2048 MB


    Once done click on Next and move to the next screen

    From here there are two methods to configure networking.

    • DHCP method
    • Static method


    For DHCP follow the below screenshot
    Using DHCP

    For static method follow the below screenshots
    Using Static I

    Using Static II

    Next screen will ask for the region you are installing your server. For me it is INDIA for which I will select Asia/Kolkata as shown below

    Provide a password

    Select Customize Now to select the list of rpms you want to include at the time of installation

    Select the list of packages from the below shown options


    Click Next to start the installation

    Once the installation is done. Click on reboot to move ahead with the installation process as yet your Linux is not completely installed. Still some initial configuration is pending

    Click on Forward

    Accept the License and Agreement

    You can enable or disable the firewall using the drop down menus. Also you have option to enable selective services through the firewall for your server as shown below

    You can choose to enable or disable SELinux

    If you want you can enable Kdump by checking the below check box

    Set the date and time

    In this step you can register your server with RHN so that it can get regular updates for all the patches and bug fixes regularly. As of now we will skip registering, I will show you to do the same from terminal in my next post.



    In this step you can create a user(optional)



    Since you made changes in SElinux settings, the system will go for a reboot to take the changes affect

    After the reboot your system is ready for use

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