Depending on the type of installation you are doing—Serial, GUI, by CD or
Linux Enablement Kit—OK, Next, and Enter are interchangeable.
1. At the EFI Boot Manager insert the Linux Red Hat Advance Server 3.0 64-bit
CD Disk 1 into the DVD drive. Select EFI Shell and press the Enter key.
2. At the Shell> prompt, locate the file system fs(x): where (x) is the file system
where the Red Hat CD-ROM is located.
3. You can invoke the Red Hat Linux installer (Anaconda) in character mode
from the serial console (VT100+). This is done as follows when elilo is
started from the EFI:
fs0:\> elilo linux text console=ttyS0
The console device file may vary depending on the system and port used.
In this mode, use the up and down arrow keys to move within a selection
group, and the tab key to move between groups or between buttons. You
make a selection by using the arrow keys to highlight the desired item, then
tabbing to the button needed. If there is only one set of selections, press Enter
to invoke the default button directly from the selection.
For the GUI-based installation, start the Linux boot loader:
For this installation use the following:
fs0:\> elilo linux text console=ttyS0
4. When the Welcome to Red Hat Enterprise Linux screen appears, press the tab
key to skip media test, then press the Enter key.
• Language — Press tab to select the language, then press the Enter key
or click Next.
• Mouse type — Press tab to select the mouse type, then press the Enter
key or click Next.
7. The disk partitioning setup appears next with two choices:
• Disk Druid
If the message “Unable to align partition” appears, it is safe to click Ignore.
Autopartition mode always uses the entire disk, so some partitions may be
larger than needed. Edit them. If you have other operating systems installed,
or if you intend to install other operating systems, be careful while
partitioning. The default in Automatic mode is to use all disks, and to remove
all Linux partitions on the system.
The first partition on the disk must be a vfat partition of sufficient size
(~100MB per operating system installed). Making the mount point of a vfat
partition /boot/efi causes it to be placed at the start of the disk.
The Disk Druid tool is used to create partitions.
• The partitions are specified by:
Size in megabytes
File system type (ext2, ext3, swap, FAT)
• If a FAT partition is mounted at /boot/efi, it will be placed at the start of
the disk to be the boot partition.
• None of the partitions are created until the entire layout is accepted.
Select autopartition, then press the Enter key or click Next.
8. When the automatic partitioning window appears, use the tab, arrow and
space keys to make the following selections:
a. Keep all partitions and use existing free space.
b. Select only sdb as the drive to install by removing the * on all other
c. Press the tab key to select OK and press the Enter key or click Next.
press the Enter key or click Next.
10. Configure the network settings. At a minimum, you should configure the IP
address, netmask, hostname, and gateway.
a. In the Network Configuration, you must go through the configuration
screens for all interfaces (eth0 and eth1), not just the one you are using.
You can, however, use the default settings for all others.
b. When you set up the video card, you can set a flag to skip the “X
Customization” — the setting of the screen resolution and color depth.
installation), press the tab key to select OK, then press the Enter key or click
Next. If this step does not appear, go to the next step.
12. Configure the Firewall/Security settings. If you are connected to the Internet
directly, select Enable Firewall, press the tab key to select OK, then press
the Enter key or click Next.
13. Choose any additional languages you would like, press the tab key to select
OK, then press the Enter key or click Next.
14. The system clock on the Integrity server uses UTC, so check the Select Your
Timezone box by pressing the spacebar. Then, press the tab key to select
on the system. Type password, then confirm the password by typing
password again. Press the tab key to select OK, then press the Enter key or
packages by using the up or down arrow and spacebar to make selections.
The serial interface to this section offers different groupings/choices, but the
results are very similar.
Press the spacebar to select Customize Software Selection.
Press the tab key to select OK, then press the Enter key or click Next.
In this window use the space bar to select the following options to install:
- X Window
- GNOME Desktop Environment
- KDE Desktop Environment
- Graphical Internet
- Text-base Internet
- Sound and Video
- Server Configuration Tools
- Web Server
- Network Servers
- Administration Tools
- Printing Support
- Compatibility Arch Support
Then tab to OK and press the Enter key to continue.
you are prompted to insert disks 2, 3, and 4. Do so when prompted, then press
the Enter key to continue or click Next.
19. Choose the video card (if present) and the size of RAM installed on the video
Up to this point, nothing has been done to the disk. You can still go all the
way back as far as you want to start over or make changes.
Depending on the type of installation, this step may follow step 19
20. If a monitor is present, choose the monitor type. Press the tab key to select
then press the Enter key or click Next.
After the system reboots, log on and set up the GUI environment if desired.