Rhel 6 installation Step by Step

Installing RHEL 6:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux(RHEL 6) is  Linux operating system Developed by Redhat.RHEL is available on multiple platforms including x86,x86_64, IBM P-series, IBM System-Z. Redhat is one of the most widely used Operating systems on Enterprise Level. Many other Linux distribution has been cloned from Redhat Enterprise Linux, these include CentOS and Oracle Linux.

To start the installation process:

Step:1 Select “Install or upgrade the Linux system

Step:2 Begin Test Media Before Installation

It is always advisable to begin test media for any error before you starting the installation process.In this example, i choose to skip option as i have done the check already.

Step:3 Welcome screen

At this screen, choose next to continue with the installation

Step:4 Select installation Language

At this screen you should select a language you would like to use during the installation, Here i choose “English”

Step:5 Select Appropriate Keyboard

Select the keyboard you would like to use, here i have choosen  us-english

Step:6 Select the devices to be used during the installation

Two options are avaiable here,from that here i have choosen Basic storage device option as we are installing on a x86 system using local harddrive.

Step:7 Configure your Server Host name

Here you have to give one new host name by which it can be identified on your network.

Step:8  Select your Time Zone

Here you will need to locate the nearest  city to your site. I have choosen  Asia/Kolkata

Step:9 Assign a new root user password

you have to set a strong password. Never give a password based on the dictionary words. The password should contain Upper and lower cases with the mixture of special charcters.

Step:10 Select Storage Installation type

You can choose various options where you can use all space avaiable or delete any existing parition, create a custom parition type, here I go with the custom layout type

 

Step:11 Select a Disk to create Partition

Here i have only one disk /dev/sda, select “Standard partition”

 

Step:12 Add the parition “/”

Create “/” parition with the minimum size, here i gave 18Gb

Step 13: Confirm the assigned parition details

Select “yes” and press enter to go confirm

Step:14  Writing storage configuration to Disks

choose write changes to disks and press enter

Step:15 Choose the Disk to install Boot Loader

Select the disk to install the boot loader and press enter , here i choose /dev/sda disk to install the bootloader

Step:16 Select the Installation type

The default installation of RHEL is that of a basic server. There are lots of option available depending on what your server will be used for. Depending on which options you choose, various packages will be included automatically with your installation .In this i have choosen “Desktop” type.

Step:17 Package installation

Here the packages we have choosen manually  will be installed and this process may take a while depending upon your choices

Step:18 Congratulations your installation is now complete

Congratulations, you have now installed RHEL. You will need to reboot your system

 

Step:19 Welcome Screen

After the installation, you will get the welcome screen, choose  “forward” to continue

Step:20 Software updates

From this screen, you can install the updates or if you want to install the updates later you  will have the options to select that

Step:20 Create a Non-root user account

You should create a non-root user account ,This account will be used for all non-administration tasks

Step:21 Setup Date and Time

Check that you have the correct date and time . You may also specify  to syncrnoize your time with a time server over the network. In real envirnonment, many organazations will use sepreate time servers for this functionallty.

Step:22 Kdump

kdump is used to collect the server information after a server crash. You will need to give the double the size of the RAM for this configuration

Step:23 Login Screen

At this login screen, you will need to choose the user account to log in, choose others and give “root” at the username field to log in to the server as a root user.

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