28.2. Enabling Remote Access to the Installation System
You may access either graphical or text interfaces for the installation system from any other system. Access to a text mode display requires telnet, which is installed by default on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. To remotely access the graphical display of an installation system, use client software that supports the VNC (Virtual Network Computing) display protocol.
The installation system supports two methods of establishing a VNC connection. You may start the installation, and manually login to the graphical display with a VNC client on another system. Alternatively, you may configure the installation system to automatically connect to a VNC client on the network that is running in listening mode.
28.2.1. Enabling Remote Access with VNC
To enable remote graphical access to the installation system, enter two options at the prompt:
linux vnc vncpassword=
vnc option enables the VNC service. The
vncpassword option sets a password for remote access. The example shown above sets the password as
The VNC password must be at least six characters long.
Specify the language, keyboard layout and network settings for the installation system with the screens that follow. You may then access the graphical interface through a VNC client. The installation system displays the correct connection setting for the VNC client:
The VNC server is now running.
Please connect to computer.mydomain.com:1 to begin the install...
Starting graphical installation...
Press <enter> for a shell
You may then login to the installation system with a VNC client. To run the vncviewer client on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, choose → → , or type the command vncviewer in a terminal window. Enter the server and display number in the VNC Server dialog. For the example above, the VNC Server is