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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Essentials eBook now available in PDF and ePub formats for only $9.99
RHEL 6 Essentials contains 40 chapters and over 250 pages.

Index

Symbols

/boot/ partition
recommended partitioning, Recommended Partitioning Scheme, Recommended Partitioning Scheme
/root/install.log
install log file location, Installing Packages
/var/ partition
recommended partitioning, Recommended Partitioning Scheme, Recommended Partitioning Scheme

B

Basic Input/Output System (see BIOS)
BIOS
definition of, The BIOS
(see also boot process)
BIOS (Basic Input/Output System), Booting the Installer
boot loader, Upgrading Boot Loader Configuration , x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Configuration
(see also GRUB)
configuration, x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Configuration
GRUB, x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Configuration
installing on boot partition, Advanced Boot Loader Configuration
MBR, Advanced Boot Loader Configuration
password, x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Configuration
upgrading, Upgrading Boot Loader Configuration
boot loader password, x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Configuration
boot loaders, GRUB
(see also GRUB)
definition of, The GRUB Boot Loader
types of
ELILO, Boot Loaders and System Architecture
GRUB, Boot Loaders and System Architecture
OS/400, Boot Loaders and System Architecture
YABOOT, Boot Loaders and System Architecture
z/IPL, Boot Loaders and System Architecture
boot options, Additional Boot Options
from network, Additional Boot Options
mediacheck, Additional Boot Options
serial mode, Additional Boot Options
UTF-8, Additional Boot Options
text mode, Additional Boot Options
boot process, Boot Process, Init, and Shutdown, A Detailed Look at the Boot Process
(see also boot loaders)
chain loading, GRUB and the x86 Boot Process
direct loading, GRUB and the x86 Boot Process
for x86, A Detailed Look at the Boot Process
stages of, The Boot Process, A Detailed Look at the Boot Process
/sbin/init command, The /sbin/init Program
BIOS, The BIOS
boot loader, The Boot Loader
EFI shell, The BIOS
kernel, The Kernel
booting
emergency mode, Booting into Emergency Mode
installation program
x86, AMD64 and Intel 64, Booting the Installation Program on x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Systems
rescue mode, Booting into Rescue Mode
single-user mode, Booting into Single-User Mode
booting the installation program
IBM System p , Booting the Installer

E

EFI shell
definition of, The BIOS
(see also boot process)
emergency mode, Booting into Emergency Mode
Encryption
Backup passphrases
Creating backup passphrases, Creating and Saving Backup Passphrases
Saving backup passphrases, Creating and Saving Backup Passphrases
Passphrases
Saving passphrases, Saving Passphrases
ext2 (see file systems)
ext3 (see file systems)
ext4 (see file systems)
extended partitions, Partitions within Partitions — An Overview of Extended Partitions
Extensible Firmware Interface shell (see EFI shell)

G

GRUB, x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Configuration, Boot Loaders and System Architecture, The Boot Loader
(see also boot loaders)
additional resources, Additional Resources
installed documentation, Installed Documentation
related books, Related Books
useful websites, Useful Websites
alternatives to, Alternative Boot Loaders
boot process, GRUB and the x86 Boot Process
Changing Runlevels at Boot Time, Changing Runlevels at Boot Time
changing runlevels with, GRUB Interfaces
commands, GRUB Commands
configuration, x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Configuration
configuration file
/boot/grub/grub.conf , Configuration File Structure
structure, Configuration File Structure
definition of, GRUB
documentation, Other Technical Documentation
features, Features of GRUB
installing, Installing GRUB
interfaces, GRUB Interfaces
command line, GRUB Interfaces
menu, GRUB Interfaces
menu entry editor, GRUB Interfaces
order of, Interfaces Load Order
menu configuration file, GRUB Menu Configuration File
directives, Configuration File Directives
role in boot process, The Boot Loader
terminology, GRUB Terminology
devices, Device Names
files, File Names and Blocklists
root file system, The Root File System and GRUB
grub.conf , Configuration File Structure
(see also GRUB)

I

init command, The /sbin/init Program
(see also boot process)
configuration files
/etc/inittab , SysV Init Runlevels
role in boot process, The /sbin/init Program
(see also boot process)
runlevels
directories for, SysV Init Runlevels
runlevels accessed by, Runlevels
SysV init
definition of, SysV Init Runlevels
install log file
/root/install.log , Installing Packages
installation
aborting, Installing from DVD, Installing from DVD
disk space, Do You Have Enough Disk Space?, Do You Have Enough Disk Space?
DVD, Installing from DVD, Installing from DVD
from network, Additional Boot Options
FTP, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via FTP or HTTP, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via FTP or HTTP, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via FTP or HTTP
GUI, Installing using anaconda, Installing using anaconda, Installation Phase 3: Installing using anaconda
hard drive, Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation, Installing from a Hard Drive, Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation, Installing from a Hard Drive, Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation, Installing from a Hard Drive
HTTP, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via FTP or HTTP, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via FTP or HTTP, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via FTP or HTTP
keyboard navigation, Using the Keyboard to Navigate, Using the Keyboard to Navigate, Using the Keyboard to Navigate
kickstart (see kickstart installations)
mediacheck, Additional Boot Options
method
DVD, Selecting an Installation Method
hard drive, Selecting an Installation Method
NFS image, Selecting an Installation Method
selecting, Selecting an Installation Method
URL, Selecting an Installation Method
network, Preparing for a Network Installation, Preparing for a Network Installation, Preparing for a Network Installation
NFS, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via NFS, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via NFS, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via NFS
server information, Installing via NFS, Installing via NFS, Installing via NFS
partitioning, Creating a Custom Layout or Modifying the Default Layout , Creating a Custom Layout or Modifying the Default Layout , Creating a Custom Layout or Modifying the Default Layout
program
graphical user interface, The Graphical Installation Program User Interface, The Graphical Installation Program User Interface, The Graphical Installation Program User Interface
starting, Starting the Installation Program
text mode user interface, The Text Mode Installation Program User Interface, The Text Mode Installation Program User Interface, The Text Mode Installation Program User Interface
virtual consoles, A Note about Virtual Consoles, A Note about Linux Virtual Consoles
serial mode, Additional Boot Options
UTF-8, Additional Boot Options
starting, Installing from DVD, Installing from DVD
text mode, Additional Boot Options
installation method
selecting, Installation Method, Installation Method, Installation Method
installation program
x86, AMD64 and Intel 64
booting, Booting the Installation Program on x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Systems
installing packages, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection
introduction, Introduction
IPL NWSSTG, Unable to IPL from *NWSSTG
IPv4, Setting the Hostname, Setting the Hostname, Setting the Hostname
iscsi
installation, Advanced Storage Options , Advanced Storage Options , Advanced Storage Options
ISO images
downloading, Obtaining Red Hat Enterprise Linux

K

kdump, Kdump
kernel
role in boot process, The Kernel
kernel options, Kernel Options
keyboard
configuration, Keyboard Configuration, Keyboard Configuration
navigating the installation program using, Using the Keyboard to Navigate, Using the Keyboard to Navigate, Using the Keyboard to Navigate
keymap
selecting type of keyboard, Keyboard Configuration, Keyboard Configuration
Kickstart, Automating the Installation with Kickstart, Automating the Installation with Kickstart
kickstart
how the file is found, Starting a Kickstart Installation
parameters for System z parameter files, Parameters for kickstart installations
Kickstart Configurator , Kickstart Configurator
%post script, Post-Installation Script
%pre script, Pre-Installation Script
authentication options, Authentication
basic options, Basic Configuration
boot loader, Boot Loader Options
boot loader options, Boot Loader Options
Display configuration, Display Configuration
firewall configuration, Firewall Configuration
installation method selection, Installation Method
interactive, Basic Configuration
keyboard, Basic Configuration
language, Basic Configuration
network configuration, Network Configuration
package selection, Package Selection
partitioning, Partition Information
software RAID, Creating Software RAID Partitions
preview, Kickstart Configurator
reboot, Basic Configuration
root password, Basic Configuration
encrypt, Basic Configuration
saving, Saving the File
SELinux configuration, SELinux Configuration
text mode installation, Basic Configuration
time zone, Basic Configuration
kickstart file
%include , Kickstart Options
%post, Post-installation Script
%pre, Pre-installation Script
auth , Kickstart Options
authconfig , Kickstart Options
autopart , Kickstart Options
autostep , Kickstart Options
bootloader , Kickstart Options
CD-ROM-based, Creating Kickstart Boot Media
clearpart , Kickstart Options
cmdline , Kickstart Options
creating, Kickstart Options
device , Kickstart Options
diskette-based, Creating Kickstart Boot Media
driverdisk , Kickstart Options
firewall , Kickstart Options
firstboot , Kickstart Options
flash-based, Creating Kickstart Boot Media
format of, Creating the Kickstart File
graphical , Kickstart Options
halt , Kickstart Options
ignoredisk , Kickstart Options
include contents of another file, Kickstart Options
install , Kickstart Options
installation methods, Kickstart Options
interactive , Kickstart Options
iscsi , Kickstart Options
iscsiname , Kickstart Options
key , Kickstart Options
keyboard , Kickstart Options
lang , Kickstart Options
langsupport , Kickstart Options
logging , Kickstart Options
logvol , Kickstart Options
mediacheck , Kickstart Options
mouse , Kickstart Options
multipath , Kickstart Options
network , Kickstart Options
network-based, Making the Kickstart File Available on the Network, Making the Installation Tree Available
options, Kickstart Options
partitioning examples, Advanced Partitioning Example
package selection specification, Package Selection
part , Kickstart Options
partition , Kickstart Options
post-installation configuration, Post-installation Script
poweroff , Kickstart Options
pre-installation configuration, Pre-installation Script
raid , Kickstart Options
reboot , Kickstart Options
rootpw , Kickstart Options
selinux , Kickstart Options
services , Kickstart Options
shutdown , Kickstart Options
skipx , Kickstart Options
sshpw , Kickstart Options
text , Kickstart Options
timezone , Kickstart Options
upgrade , Kickstart Options
user , Kickstart Options
vnc , Kickstart Options
volgroup , Kickstart Options
what it looks like, Creating the Kickstart File
xconfig , Kickstart Options
zerombr , Kickstart Options
zfcp , Kickstart Options
kickstart installations, Kickstart Installations
CD-ROM-based, Creating Kickstart Boot Media
diskette-based, Creating Kickstart Boot Media
file format, Creating the Kickstart File
file locations, Making the Kickstart File Available
flash-based, Creating Kickstart Boot Media
installation tree, Making the Installation Tree Available
LVM, Kickstart Options
network-based, Making the Kickstart File Available on the Network, Making the Installation Tree Available
starting, Starting a Kickstart Installation
from a boot CD-ROM, Starting a Kickstart Installation
from DVD with a diskette, Starting a Kickstart Installation

M

manuals, Where to Find Other Manuals
master boot record, x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Configuration
Master Boot Record, Unable to Boot into Red Hat Enterprise Linux (see MBR)
reinstalling, Reinstalling the Boot Loader
MBR
definition of, A Detailed Look at the Boot Process, The BIOS
(see also boot loaders)
(see also boot process)
installing boot loader on, Advanced Boot Loader Configuration
modem, Setting the Hostname, Setting the Hostname, Setting the Hostname
mount points
partitions and, Disk Partitions and Mount Points

O

OpenSSH, Other Technical Documentation
(see also SSH)
OS/2 boot manager, Advanced Boot Loader Configuration
OS/400, Boot Loaders and System Architecture
(see also boot loaders)

P

package groups, Customizing the Software Selection , Customizing the Software Selection , Customizing the Software Selection
packages
groups, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection
selecting, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection
installing, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection
selecting, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection
parameter files, Parameter and Configuration Files
installation network parameters, Installation network parameters
kickstart parameters, Parameters for kickstart installations
loader parameters, Loader parameters
required parameters, Required parameters
sample parameter file, Sample parameter file and CMS configuration file
VNC parameters, VNC and X11 parameters
X11 parameters, VNC and X11 parameters
parm files (see parameter files)
parted partitioning utility, Create new partition(s)
partition
extended, Partitions within Partitions — An Overview of Extended Partitions
partitioning, Creating a Custom Layout or Modifying the Default Layout , Creating a Custom Layout or Modifying the Default Layout , Creating a Custom Layout or Modifying the Default Layout
automatic, Disk Partitioning Setup, Disk Partitioning Setup, Disk Partitioning Setup
basic concepts, An Introduction to Disk Partitions
creating new, Adding Partitions, Adding Partitions, Adding Partitions
file system type, File System Types, File System Types, File System Types
destructive, Using Free Space from an Active Partition
extended partitions, Partitions within Partitions — An Overview of Extended Partitions
how many partitions, Partitions: Turning One Drive Into Many, How Many Partitions?
introduction to, Partitions: Turning One Drive Into Many
making room for partitions, Making Room For Red Hat Enterprise Linux
mount points and, Disk Partitions and Mount Points
naming partitions, Partition Naming Scheme
non-destructive, Using Free Space from an Active Partition
numbering partitions, Partition Naming Scheme
other operating systems, Disk Partitions and Other Operating Systems
primary partitions, Partitions: Turning One Drive Into Many
recommended, Recommended Partitioning Scheme, Recommended Partitioning Scheme
types of partitions, Partitions: Turning One Drive Into Many
using free space, Using Unpartitioned Free Space
using in-use partition, Using Free Space from an Active Partition
using unused partition, Using Space from an Unused Partition
Partitioning , Creating a Custom Layout or Modifying the Default Layout , Creating a Custom Layout or Modifying the Default Layout , Creating a Custom Layout or Modifying the Default Layout
adding partitions
file system type, File System Types, File System Types, File System Types
Passphrases
Block device encryption passphrases
Creating backup block device encryption passphrases, Creating and Saving Backup Passphrases
Saving backup block device encryption passphrases, Creating and Saving Backup Passphrases
Saving block device encryption passphrases, Saving Passphrases
password
boot loader, x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Configuration
setting root, Set the Root Password, Set the Root Password, Set the Root Password
Planning for Installation
System z, Pre-Installation
POWER systems rescue mode, Rescue Mode on POWER Systems
accessing SCSI utilities, Special Considerations for Accessing the SCSI Utilities from Rescue Mode
program.log, Troubleshooting Installation on an Intel or AMD System, Troubleshooting Installation on an IBM POWER System, Troubleshooting Installation on IBM System z
programs
running at boot time, Running Additional Programs at Boot Time
PulseAudio, Other Technical Documentation
PXE (Pre-boot eXecution Environment), Booting from the Network using PXE , Booting from the Network using PXE
PXE installations
boot message, custom, Adding a Custom Boot Message
configuration, PXE Boot Configuration
DHCP configuration, Configuring the DHCP Server
overview, Setting Up an Installation Server
performing, Performing the PXE Installation
setting up the network server, Setting up the Network Server

R

RAID
hardware, RAID and Other Disk Devices , RAID and Other Disk Devices
kickstart installations, Kickstart Options
Kickstart Configurator, Creating Software RAID Partitions
software, RAID and Other Disk Devices , RAID and Other Disk Devices
system unbootable after disk failure, Installing GRUB
trouble booting from drive attached to RAID card, Are You Unable to Boot With Your RAID Card?
rc.local
modifying, Running Additional Programs at Boot Time
rc.serial , Running Additional Programs at Boot Time
(see also setserial command)
re-installation, Determining Whether to Upgrade or Re-Install
removing
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
from IBM System z, Removing Red Hat Enterprise Linux from IBM System z
from x86-based systems, Removing Red Hat Enterprise Linux from x86-based systems
rescue discs, Booting Your Computer with the Rescue Mode
rescue mode, Rescue Mode, Booting Your Computer with the Rescue Mode
definition of, Booting into Rescue Mode
utilities available, Booting into Rescue Mode
rescue mode, POWER systems, Rescue Mode on POWER Systems
accessing SCSI utilities, Special Considerations for Accessing the SCSI Utilities from Rescue Mode
root / partition
recommended partitioning, Recommended Partitioning Scheme, Recommended Partitioning Scheme
root password, Set the Root Password, Set the Root Password, Set the Root Password
runlevel 1, Booting into Single-User Mode
runlevels (see init command)
changing with GRUB, GRUB Interfaces
configuration of, Runlevel Utilities
(see also services)

S

scp, Other Technical Documentation
(see also SSH)
screenshots
during installation, Screenshots during installation
selecting
packages, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection
SELinux
documentation, Other Technical Documentation
serial console, Configuring the Interface
serial ports (see setserial command)
services
configuring with chkconfig , Runlevel Utilities
configuring with ntsysv , Runlevel Utilities
configuring with Services Configuration Tool , Runlevel Utilities
Services Configuration Tool , Runlevel Utilities
(see also services)
setserial command
configuring, Running Additional Programs at Boot Time
shutdown, Shutting Down
(see also halt)
single-user mode, Booting into Single-User Mode
SSH (Secure SHell)
documentation, Other Technical Documentation
starting
installation, Starting the Installation Program, Installing from DVD, Installing from DVD
steps
booting with CD-ROM or DVD, Choose a boot method
disk space, Do You Have Enough Disk Space?, Do You Have Enough Disk Space?
eServer System p hardware preparation, Preparation for IBM eServer System p
hardware compatibility, Is Your Hardware Compatible?
installing from DVD, Choose a boot method
storage devices
basic storage devices, Storage Devices, Storage Devices, Storage Devices
specialized storage devices, Storage Devices, Storage Devices, Storage Devices
storage.log, Troubleshooting Installation on an Intel or AMD System, Troubleshooting Installation on an IBM POWER System, Troubleshooting Installation on IBM System z
swap file
upgrade, Determining Whether to Upgrade or Re-Install
swap partition
recommended partitioning, Recommended Partitioning Scheme, Recommended Partitioning Scheme
syslog, Troubleshooting Installation on an Intel or AMD System, Troubleshooting Installation on an IBM POWER System, Troubleshooting Installation on IBM System z, Logging to a Remote System During the Installation
system recovery, Basic System Recovery
common problems, Common Problems
forgetting the root password, Root Password
hardware/software problems, Hardware/Software Problems
reinstalling the boot loader, Reinstalling the Boot Loader
unable to boot into Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Unable to Boot into Red Hat Enterprise Linux
system-config-kickstart (see Kickstart Configurator )
SysV init (see init command)

T

TCP/IP configuration, Performing a Network Installation, Performing a Network Installation, Performing a Network Installation
Telnet, Enabling Remote Access with Telnet
text interface, Configuring the Interface
tftp , Starting the tftp Server
time zone
configuration, Time Zone Configuration, Time Zone Configuration, Time Zone Configuration
traceback messages
saving traceback messages without removeable media, Saving traceback messages, Saving traceback messages, Saving traceback messages
troubleshooting, Troubleshooting Installation on an Intel or AMD System, Troubleshooting Installation on an IBM POWER System, Troubleshooting Installation on IBM System z
after the installation, Problems After Installation, Problems After Installation, Problems After Installation
Apache-based httpd service hangs during startup, Apache-based httpd service/Sendmail Hangs During Startup, Apache-based httpd service/Sendmail Hangs During Startup, Apache-based httpd service/Sendmail Hangs During Startup
booting into a graphical environment, Booting into a Graphical Environment, Booting into a Graphical Environment
booting into GNOME or KDE, Booting into a Graphical Environment, Booting into a Graphical Environment
booting into the X Window System, Booting into a Graphical Environment, Booting into a Graphical Environment
graphical GRUB screen, Trouble With the Graphical GRUB Screen on an x86-based System?
graphical login, Remote Graphical Desktops and XDMCP
logging in, Problems When You Try to Log In, Problems When You Try to Log In, Problems When You Try to Log In
printers, Your Printer Does Not Work, Your Printer Does Not Work, Your Printer Does Not Work
RAM not recognized, Is Your RAM Not Being Recognized?
Sendmail hangs during startup, Apache-based httpd service/Sendmail Hangs During Startup, Apache-based httpd service/Sendmail Hangs During Startup, Apache-based httpd service/Sendmail Hangs During Startup
X (X Window System), Problems with the X Window System (GUI), Problems with the X Window System (GUI)
X server crashes, Problems with the X Server Crashing and Non-Root Users, Problems with the X Server Crashing and Non-Root Users
beginning the installation, Trouble Beginning the Installation, Trouble Beginning the Installation
frame buffer, disabling, Problems with Booting into the Graphical Installation, Problems with Booting into the Graphical Installation
GUI installation method unavailable, Problems with Booting into the Graphical Installation, Problems with Booting into the Graphical Installation
booting, You are unable to boot Red Hat Enterprise Linux, You are unable to boot Red Hat Enterprise Linux, You are unable to boot Red Hat Enterprise Linux
RAID cards, Are You Unable to Boot With Your RAID Card?
signal 11 error, Is Your System Displaying Signal 11 Errors?, Is Your System Displaying Signal 11 Errors?, Is Your System Displaying Signal 11 Errors?
during the installation, Trouble During the Installation, Trouble During the Installation, Trouble During the Installation
completing partitions, Other Partitioning Problems, Other Partitioning Problems for IBM™ POWER System Users , Other Partitioning Problems
No devices found to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux error message, No devices found to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Error Message, No devices found to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Error Message, No devices found to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Error Message
partition tables, Trouble with Partition Tables, Trouble with Partition Tables
Python errors, Are You Seeing Python Errors?, Are You Seeing Python Errors?, Are You Seeing Python Errors?
saving traceback messages without removeable media, Saving traceback messages, Saving traceback messages, Saving traceback messages
using remaining hard drive space, Using Remaining Space
DVD failure
DVD verification, Additional Boot Options

Z

z/IPL, Boot Loaders and System Architecture
(see also boot loaders)

 
 
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