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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and Centos 2 Installation

This article provides a pictorial guide for performing a default installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and CentOS 2.

  1. Boot from the CD or DVD. At the boot screen, press the "Enter" key.

    Boot

  2. Select the appropriate language, then click the "Next" button.

    Language

  3. Select the relevant keyboard setting, then click the "Next" button.

    Keyboard

  4. Select your preferred mouse configuration, then click the "Next" button.

    Mouse

  5. On the "Welcome" screen, click the "Next" button to proceed.

    Welcome

  6. Select the appropriate installation type. The "Advanced Server" options defaults the package selection, while the "Custom" option allows you to select individual package groups and packages. Click the "Next" button to proceed.

    Install Options

  7. Allow the installer to automatically partition the disk by clicking on the "Next" button.

    Partition Strategy

  8. Click the "OK" button on the subsequent warning dialog.

    Partition Strategy Warning

  9. To remove all existing partitions, click the "Next" button.

    Automatic Partitioning

  10. Click the "OK" button on the subsequent warning dialog.

    Automatic Partitioning Warning

  11. The installer will list the default partitioning scheme for your size disk.

    Partitions

    The following screen shots show the actions I take for small test installations.

  12. Edit the "/boot" partition, setting it to "150M" and "Fixed size", then click the "Next" button.

    Partitions Boot

  13. Edit the "/root" partition, setting it to "Fill to maximum allowable size" and "Force to be primary partition", then click the "Next" button.

    Partitions Root

  14. Edit the "swap" partition, setting it to "2048M" and "Fixed size", then click the "Next" button.

    Partitions Swap

    If you need additional swap space, it must be created as additional 2048M partitions.

  15. Delete the additional partitions (/usr, /home, /var), leaving the partitons screen looking like the following picture, then click the "Next" button.

    Partitions

  16. Accept the boot loader settings by clicking the "Next" button.

    Boot Loader

  17. Leave the GRUB password unset by clicking the "Next" button.

    GRUB Password

  18. Configure the network interface with the apropriate settings. This can be done automatically using DHCP, or manually. CLick the "Next" button to proceed.

    Network Configuration

  19. Select the appropriate firewall configuration for your installation. For most test installations I select the "No firewall" option to prevent networking problems during setup. Click the "Next" button to proceed.

    Firewall

  20. Select the appropriate language support for your installation, then click the "Next" button.

    Language Selection

  21. Select the relevant time zone setting by clicking on the map, or selecting it on the selection list. Click on the "Next" button to proceed.

    Time Zone

  22. Enter a root password for the server and define any additional user accounts. Click the "Next" button to proceed.

    Root Password

  23. Click the "Next" button to continue.

    Authentication Configuration

  24. Select the appropriate package groups for your installation and click the "Next" button.

    Selecting Package Groups

  25. Select the appropriate graphics card for your server. Usually this will default to the correct setting. Click the "Next" button to continue.

    Video Configuration

  26. On the "About to Install" screen, click the "Next" button.

    About To Install

  27. During the installation phase, enter the appropriate CDs as requested.

    Installing Packages

  28. Check the "Skip boot disk creation" option and click the "Next" button.

    Boot Disk

  29. Select the appropriate monitor, or a generic equivalent, then click the "Next" button.

    Monitor Selection

  30. Select the appropriate screen resolution for your graphics card and monitor, then click the "Next" button.

    Custom X Configuration

  31. Click the "Exit" button to complete the installation.

    Congratulations

  32. Once the system has rebooted, log in to see the desktop.

    Desktop

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Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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