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22.4. Installation Method

Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to select an installation method (refer to Figure 22.4, “Installation Method”). With your selected method highlighted, press the Tab key to move to the OK button and press the Enter key to confirm your choice.
Installation Method
Installation method screen.
Figure 22.4. Installation Method

22.4.1. Installing from DVD

To install Red Hat Enterprise Linux from a DVD, place the DVD in your DVD drive and boot your system from the DVD as described in Section 20.1.4, “ Using an FCP-attached SCSI DVD Drive” for z/VM or Section 20.2.5, “Using an FCP-attached SCSI DVD Drive” for LPAR.
The installation program then probes your system and attempts to identify your DVD-ROM drive. It starts by looking for a SCSI DVD-ROM drive.


To abort the installation process at this time, reboot your machine and then eject the boot media. You can safely cancel the installation at any point before the Write changes to disk screen. Refer to Section 23.16, “Write changes to disk” for more information.
If the DVD drive is found and the driver loaded, the installer presents you with the option to perform a media check on the DVD. This takes some time, and you may opt to skip over this step. However, if you later encounter problems with the installer, you should reboot and perform the media check before calling for support. From the media check dialog, continue to the next stage of the installation process (refer to Section 23.5, “Welcome to Red Hat Enterprise Linux”).

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