Congratulations! Your Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation is now complete!
The installation program prompts you to prepare your system for
reboot. Remember to remove any installation media if it is not
ejected automatically upon reboot.
After your computer's normal power-up sequence has completed,
the graphical boot loader prompt appears at which you can do any of the
Press [Enter] — causes the default boot entry
to be booted.
Select a boot label, followed by [Enter] —
causes the boot loader to boot the operating system corresponding to the
Do nothing — after the boot loader's timeout period, (by
default, five seconds) the boot loader automatically boots the
default boot entry.
Do whatever is appropriate to boot Red Hat Enterprise Linux. One or more screens of
messages should scroll by. Eventually, a login: prompt or a
GUI login screen (if you installed the X Window System and chose to start X
The first time you start your Red Hat Enterprise Linux system in run level 5 (the
graphical run level), the Setup Agent is
presented, which guides you through the Red Hat Enterprise Linux configuration. Using this tool,
you can set your system time and date, install software, register your machine
with Red Hat Network, and more. The Setup Agent lets you
configure your environment at the beginning, so that you can get started using
your Red Hat Enterprise Linux system quickly.
For more information on using the
Setup Agent, refer to the chapter titled
Getting Started in the
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Step By Step Guide.
For information on registering your Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription, refer to Section 4.27 Activate Your Subscription.