Installing Linux operating system is very easy. You can install it either from CD/DVD , USB Sticks, Network or using ISO images. Here we are using Compact Disc to install the operating system on your machine. First enable the Boot from Compact Disc option in your BIOS Setting and it is must.There are numerous linux distributions are available, here we are using Redhat Enterprise Linux. It contains 5 CDs.
Insert the CD-1 and let it booting
Booting Redhat Linux Operating System
Linux booting process
Linux Booting Process
Welcome to Redhat Enterprise Linux
Redhat Enterprise Linux Screen
Click Next to continue the installation
Select the language, by default English USA
Select the appropriate keyboard for the system (normally all are using US English ). Click Next to continue.
Select your time zone from the list. Click Next to continue.
Set the root user ( super user ) password.
This operation will override any previous installation choices about which drives to ignore. Click yes to first time install the operating system and it will erasing all data
For Beginners, automatic partitioning is recommended and click Next to proceed
The GRUB boot loader wil be installed on /dev/sda. Click Next to continue[ad#Amazon mini 4]
You may set the IP address on your on host. Let it be automatically via DHCP first. You may configure the IP address later. Click Next to continue
IP Address Configuration
Enable HTTP check box in the firewall settings ( if you want enable it else leave it )
The default installation environment includes recommended package selection
The settings are all over and click Next to fire up the installation .
Start the installation
Linux is format the drive and installing the fresh operating system
Take out CD-1 from the tray and insert the CD-2 to install
Installation of CD-2 is over and take out CD-2 from the tray and insert the CD-3 to install.
Do the same process for the remaining CDs too and the video hardware can be automatically detected. Click next to continue.
Your Monitor can be automatically detected.
If need fix the color depth and the resolution of the screen and select the type of login you can choose either graphical mode or text mode.
Congratulations you have been installed the Linux Operating system successfully. Remove the CD from the tray and click exit. The System will reboot now.
After rebooting the system, Linux operating system welcomes you for the final setup
Read the license agreement carefully and proceed
Set the date and time and click Next button to continue
A sound card has been detected and check the sound by clicking on the play test sound button.
The setup will register your system with an account from redhat network. I you like to register now select yes else skip this with no option
If you have any additional packages to install select the appropriate option and proceed.
The setup is finished now.
Enter the user name and password to login the account.
Enjoy the Redhat Enterprise Linux