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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and CentOS 4 Installation

This article provides a pictorial guide for performing a default installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and CentOS 4.

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


  2. Press the "tab" key to move focus to the "Skip" key, then press the "Enter" key to continue.

    Test Media

  3. On the "Welcome" screen, click the "Next" button.


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


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


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

    Disk Partitioning

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

    Disk Partitioning Warning

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

    Automatic Partitioning

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

    Automatic Partitioning Warning

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

    Disk Setup

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

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

    Disk Setup Boot

  12. The "/root" and "/swap" partitions are part of a volume group.

    Disk Setup Volume Group

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

    Disk Setup Root

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

    Disk Setup Swap

    If you need additional swap space, simply make this partition bigger.

  15. The partitons screen should now looks something like the following picture, then click the "Next" button.

    Disk Setup

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

    Boot Loader

  17. Configure the network interface with the apropriate settings. This can be done automatically using DHCP, or manually.

    Network Configuration

  18. If you are not using DHCP, enter the appropriate IP addess and subnet mask, then click the "OK" button.

    Edit Interface

  19. If you are not using DHCP, enter the host name, gateway and DNS information, then click the "Next" button.

    Network Configuration

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


  21. Ignore the subsequent warning by clicking the "Continue" button.

    Firewall Warning

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

    Additional Language Support

  23. 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

  24. Enter a root password for the server, then click the "Next" button to proceed.

    Root Password

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

    Package Installation Defaults

  26. The "Package Group Selection" screen allows you to select the required package groups, and inidividual packages within the details section. When you've made your selection, click the "Next" button.

    Package Group Selection

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

    About To Install

  28. Click the "Continue" button on the "Required Install Media" screen.

    Required Media

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

    Installing Packages

  30. Click the "Reboot" button to complete the installation.


  31. On the "Welcome" screen, click the "Next" button.


  32. Accept the license agreement and click the "Next" button.

    License Agreement

  33. Adjust the Date and Time settings if necessary, and click the "Next" Button.

    Date Time

  34. The "Display" screen allows you to select the appropriate monitor and screen resolution for your installation.


  35. Select the appropriate monitor, or a generic equivalent, then click the "OK" button.

    Display Monitor

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


  37. If you have a Red Hat Network account, you can enter it here and register your system. Alternatively, you can pick the "Tell me why..." option and click the "Next" button to avoid this step.

    Red Hat Login

  38. Pick the "I can not complete..." option and click the "Next" button.


  39. Create an additional system user if required, and click the "Next" button.

    System User

  40. If you chose not to define an additional system user, click the "Continue" button on the resulting warning dialog.

    System User Warning

  41. On the "Additional CDs" screen, click the "Next" button.

    Additional CDs

  42. On the "Finish Setup" screen, click the "Next" button.

    Finish Setup

  43. Once the system has rebooted, you are presented with the login screen.


  44. Once logged in, you are ready to use the desktop.


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Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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