Red Hat Linux 7.1

The Official Red Hat Linux pSeries Installation Guide

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Table of Contents
1. Introduction
Documentation Conventions
How to Use This Manual
2. Steps to Get You Started
Step 1 - Do You Have the Right Red Hat Linux Components?
Where to Find Other Red Hat Linux Manuals
Why You Should Register Your Red Hat Linux Boxed Set
No Boxed Set? No Problem!
Step 2 - Is Your Hardware Compatible?
Step 3 - Do You Have Enough Disk Space?
Installation Disk Space Requirements
Step 4 - Can You Install Using the Red Hat Linux CD-ROM?
Alternative Boot Methods
Making Installation Diskettes
Step 5 - Which Installation Class is Best For You?
Workstation-Class Installations
Server-Class Installations
Custom-Class Installations
3. Installation Options and System Requirements Tables
4. Installing Red Hat Linux
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
Disk Partitioning
Partitioning Your System
Partition Fields
Recommended Partitioning Scheme
Problems When Adding a Partition
Drive Summaries
Disk Druid's Buttons
Adding Partitions
Editing Partitions
Deleting a Partition
Partitioning with fdisk
Formatting Partitions
Installing YABOOT
Configuring YABOOT
Alternatives to YABOOT
Network Configuration
Firewall Configuration
Language Support Selection
Time Zone Configuration
Account Configuration
Setting the Root Password
Setting Up User Accounts
Authentication Configuration
Package Group Selection
Selecting Individual Packages
A Brief Introduction to GNOME
A Brief Introduction to KDE
Selected Features Chart
Unresolved Dependencies
GUI X Configuration Tool
Video Card Configuration
Configuring Your Monitor
Custom Configuration
Preparing to Install
Installing Packages
Installation Complete
5. Installing Red Hat Linux via Text Mode
Things You Should Know
Basic Hardware Configuration
Video Configuration
Network-related Information
The Installation Program User Interface
Using the Keyboard to Navigate
Starting the Installation Program
Displaying Online Help
Installation Cross-reference Table
Identify Disk Partition to Install From
Installing over a Network
NFS Setup
FTP Setup
HTTP Setup
Configuring Your Video Adapter
Configuring the X Window System
A. Removing Red Hat Linux
B. Getting Technical Support
Remember to Sign Up
An Overview of Red Hat Support
Scope of Red Hat Support
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: Email Messages to Bounce
A: Is Not Used at This Time
Q: System Will Not Allow Login
A: Old Logins and Passwords Will Not Work
C. Troubleshooting Your Installation of Red Hat Linux
You are Unable to Boot Red Hat Linux
Is Your System Displaying Signal 11 Errors?
Are You Unable to Boot from a Network Boot Disk?
Trouble Beginning the Installation
Is Your Mouse Not Detected?
Problems with Booting into the Graphical Installation
Trouble During the Installation
Do You Not See the Automatic Partitioning Screen?
Partition Creation Problems
Using Remaining Space
Other Partitioning Problems
Are You Seeing Python Errors?
Problems After Installation
Problems with Server Installations and X
Problems When You Try to Log In
Does Netscape Navigator Crash on JavaScript Pages?
Your Printer Will Not Work Under X
Problems with Sound Configuration