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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.

Part I.  x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 — Installation and Booting

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation Guide for Intel and AMD 32-bit and 64-bit systems discusses the installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and some basic post-installation troubleshooting. For advanced installation options, refer to Part IV, “Advanced installation options”.

Table of Contents

3. Planning for Installation on the x86 Architecture
3.1. Upgrade or Install?
3.2. Is Your Hardware Compatible?
3.3. RAID and Other Disk Devices
3.3.1. Hardware RAID
3.3.2. Software RAID
3.3.3. FireWire and USB Disks
3.4. Do You Have Enough Disk Space?
3.5. Selecting an Installation Method
3.6. Choose a boot method
4. Preparing for Installation
4.1. Preparing for a Network Installation
4.1.1. Preparing for FTP and HTTP installation
4.1.2. Preparing for an NFS installation
4.2. Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation
5. System Specifications List
6. Updating drivers during installation on Intel and AMD systems
6.1. Limitations of driver updates during installation
6.2. Preparing for a driver update during installation
6.2.1. Preparing to use a driver update image file
6.2.2. Preparing a driver disc
6.2.3. Preparing an initial RAM disk update
6.3. Performing a driver update during installation
6.3.1. Let the installer automatically find a driver update disk
6.3.2. Let the installer prompt you for a driver update
6.3.3. Use a boot option to specify a driver update disk
6.3.4. Select a PXE target that includes a driver update
6.4. Specifying the location of a driver update image file or driver update disk
7. Booting the Installer
7.1. Starting the Installation Program
7.1.1. Booting the Installation Program on x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Systems
7.1.2. Additional Boot Options
7.2. The Boot Menu
7.3. Installing from a Different Source
7.4. Booting from the Network using PXE
8. Configuring Language and Installation Source
8.1. The Text Mode Installation Program User Interface
8.1.1. Using the Keyboard to Navigate
8.2. Language Selection
8.3. Installation Method
8.3.1. Installing from DVD
8.3.2. Installing from a Hard Drive
8.3.3. Performing a Network Installation
8.3.4. Installing via NFS
8.3.5. Installing via FTP or HTTP
8.4. Verifying Media
9. Installing using anaconda
9.1. The Text Mode Installation Program User Interface
9.2. The Graphical Installation Program User Interface
9.2.1. Screenshots during installation
9.2.2. A Note about Virtual Consoles
9.3. Welcome to Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9.4. Keyboard Configuration
9.5. Storage Devices
9.5.1. The Storage Devices Selection Screen
9.6. Setting the Hostname
9.6.1. Edit Network Connections
9.7. Time Zone Configuration
9.8. Set the Root Password
9.9. Assign Storage Devices
9.10. Initializing the Hard Disk
9.11. Upgrading an Existing System
9.11.1. The Upgrade Dialog
9.11.2. Upgrading Using the Installer
9.11.3. Upgrading Boot Loader Configuration
9.12. Disk Partitioning Setup
9.13. Encrypt Partitions
9.14. Creating a Custom Layout or Modifying the Default Layout
9.14.1. Create Storage
9.14.2. Adding Partitions
9.14.3. Create Software RAID
9.14.4. Create LVM Logical Volume
9.14.5. Recommended Partitioning Scheme
9.15. Write changes to disk
9.16. x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Configuration
9.16.1. Advanced Boot Loader Configuration
9.16.2. Rescue Mode
9.16.3. Alternative Boot Loaders
9.17. Package Group Selection
9.17.1. Installing from Additional Repositories
9.17.2. Customizing the Software Selection
9.18. Installing Packages
9.19. Installation Complete
10. Troubleshooting Installation on an Intel or AMD System
10.1. You are unable to boot Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10.1.1. Are You Unable to Boot With Your RAID Card?
10.1.2. Is Your System Displaying Signal 11 Errors?
10.2. Trouble Beginning the Installation
10.2.1. Problems with Booting into the Graphical Installation
10.3. Trouble During the Installation
10.3.1. No devices found to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Error Message
10.3.2. Saving traceback messages
10.3.3. Trouble with Partition Tables
10.3.4. Using Remaining Space
10.3.5. Other Partitioning Problems
10.3.6. Are You Seeing Python Errors?
10.4. Problems After Installation
10.4.1. Trouble With the Graphical GRUB Screen on an x86-based System?
10.4.2. Booting into a Graphical Environment
10.4.3. Problems with the X Window System (GUI)
10.4.4. Problems with the X Server Crashing and Non-Root Users
10.4.5. Problems When You Try to Log In
10.4.6. Is Your RAM Not Being Recognized?
10.4.7. Your Printer Does Not Work
10.4.8. Apache-based httpd service/Sendmail Hangs During Startup

 
 
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