Red Hat Linux 6.2

The Official Red Hat Linux Installation Guide

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Table of Contents
1. New Features of Red Hat Linux 6.2
Installation-Related Enhancements
2. Before You Begin
Seven Steps to Get You Started
Step 1 - Do You Have the Right Red Hat Linux Components?
Step 2 - Is Your Hardware Compatible with Red Hat Linux 6.2?
Step 3 - Have You Checked for Errata?
Step 4 - Do You Have Enough Disk Space?
Step 5 - How Do You Want to Install Red Hat Linux?
Step 6 - How Do You Want to Start the Installation?
Step 7 - Which Installation Type is Best For You?
System Requirements Table
3. Starting the Installation
The Installation Program User Interface
A Note about Virtual Consoles
Starting the Installation Program
Booting the Installation Program
Selecting an Installation Method
Beginning the Installation
Installing from CD-ROM
Language Selection
Keyboard Configuration
Mouse Configuration
Welcome to Red Hat Linux
Install Options
4. Installing Red Hat Linux 6.2
Continuing the Installation
Partitioning with fdisk
Automatic Partitioning
Partitioning Your System
Partition Fields
Problems When Adding a Partition
Drive Summaries
Disk Druid's Buttons
Adding Partitions
Editing Partitions
Deleting a Partition
Choose Partitions to Format
Installing LILO
Configuring LILO
Alternatives to LILO
SMP Motherboards and LILO
Network Configuration
Time Zone Configuration
Account Configuration
Setting the Root Password
Setting Up User Accounts
Authentication Configuration
Package Group Selection
Selecting Individual Packages
Unresolved Dependencies
GUI X Configuration Tool
Configuring Your Monitor
Video Hardware Configuration
Preparing to Install
Installing Packages
Boot Disk Creation
Installation Complete
5. Upgrading Your Current System
What it Means to Upgrade
Upgrading Your System
Customizing Your Upgrade
Selecting Packages to Upgrade
Unresolved Dependencies
Upgrading Packages
Upgrade Complete
A. Getting Technical Support
Remember to Sign Up
An Overview of Red Hat Support
Scope of Red Hat Support
The Red Hat Support System
How to Get Technical Support
Signing up for Technical Support
Questions for Technical Support
How to Send Support Questions
Support Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: E-Mail Messages to Bounce
A: Is Not Used at This Time
Q: System Won't Allow Login
A: Old Logins and Passwords Won't Work
B. Installing Without Partitioning
The Ups and Downs of a Partitionless Installation
Performing a Partitionless Installation
How Much Space Do I Need?
Using Disk Druid
How to Remove a Partitionless Installation From Your System
C. Removing Red Hat Linux