There are a number of methods for installing Red Hat Linux, the more common being from the bootable installation CD. This article shows how to install Red Hat 7.1 from an FTP Server containing the installation files.
Part 1. Creating the Network Installation Boot Disk
[1.39M] from the TSM archives and download it to a directory on the hard disk. Double click on this self-extracting zip file and extract the files rawrite.exe
. Open a command prompt window logged onto the same directory and type the following:
rawrite -f bootnet.img -d a:
1] Insert the Linux boot floppy into the destination computer and reboot. Press ENTER to start..
- Choose a language - ENTER for "English"
- Keyboard Type - ENTER for "US"
- Installation Method - ARROW down to "FTP", ENTER
- Configure TCP/IP - SPACEBAR for "Use Dynamic IP..", TAB to OK, ENTER
- FTP Setup - FTP Site Name: Type 172.25.72.168 [ENTER]
- Red Hat Directory: . [yes, literally a full-stop]
- Tab to OK [ENTER] - [DON'T check "Use non-anonymous ftp"]
Part 2 - Performing the Network Installation
2] Welcome to Red Hat Linux! Select OK
3] Custom System [ENTER]
4] Select Disk Druid
5] Current Disk Partitions: Tab to DELETE. Remove all partitions [DELETE, etc..]
6] ADD -> Mount point: / -> TAB to Size: 3000M -> TAB to OK [ENTER]
7] ADD -> TAB to Size: 256M -> Tabx2 to Type: Linux Swap -> Tabx2 to OK [ENTER]
8] Tabx3 to OK [ENTER]
9] Save changes YES
10] Choose Partitions to Format: Tab to OK
11] LILO Configuration: Tab to OK -> Tab to OK -> Tab to OK
12] Hostname: Type a UNIQUE name for your machine -> OK
13] Firewall Configuration: Tab to No firewall and press SPACEBAR [*] tab to OK
14] Mouse Selection: Tab to OK
15] Language Support: UPARROW to English (Australia), SPACEBAR to select
15] DOWNARROW to English (USA), SPACEBAR to deselect -> Tab to OK
16] Default Language: UPARROW to English (Australia), Tab to OK
17] Time Zone: Tab -> PAGEDOWNx30 -> UPARROWx3 to Australia/Hobart -> Tab to OK
18] Turn Caps Lock off. Carefully Enter a password twice and REMEMBER IT
Note: Your password is case sensitive. Type it with care. If you forget your password (and 10% of first-timers do!) you will have to reinstall Linux. You alone are responsible for this.
19] Add User: Type in a username [you] and password for a standard user -> OK
20] User Account Setup: Additional users can be added or tab to OK
21] Authentication Configuration: Tab to OK
Nearly finished! - Package Group Selection. These are the programs you will be
using to pass the assessment. Options may vary acording to individual class
22] Uncheck Gnome, Select KDE
23] Select DOS/Windows Connectivity
24] Uncheck Networked Workstation
25] Uncheck Dialup Workstation
26] Select SMB Samba Server
27] Select Web Server
28] Select Utilities -> Tab to OK
28] X probe results: -> OK
29] Installation to begin: -> OK
Main installation should take approximately 20 minutes, depending on how many
other people are installing at the same time [good time for a coffee break..]
30] Bootdisk: No
31] Monitor Probe: Yes
# The next bit can vary depending on the monitor found..
# 32a] If Video Memory: 16mb -> Tab to OK
# 32b] If Screen config (probe) -> select OK
# 32c] If Clockchip Configuration: No Clockchip Setting (Recommended) -> Tab to OK
# 32d] If 'Probing finished' -> select 'Let Me Choose'
33] Select Video Modes: Set all three 8, 16 and 24 bits to 1024x768 [or 800x600 if req.] -> OK
34] Starting X -> OK
35] In X-Windows, click on YES button if you can see it, but
36] Click NO
to automatically start X on reboot
37] OK! Remove floppy disk as computer reboots to Red Hat Linux
is the name of the chief user for the system, like Administrator
in MS Windows. Log in as username root and with root's password. You're in! Welcome to the command line..