Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux in Graphical Mode


Red hat Linux is most widely used enterprise operating system in Linux flavor, Red hat Linux supports both Text and graphical mode of installation. In graphical mode, installation wizard will guide you to install the operating with the help of mouse and keyboard; where as in Text mode, the customized text wizard will guide you to get it installed only using keyboard ( Using Tab and Enter Key). Installing through the Text mode is little bit difficult as compared to graphical installation, this method is recommended for the advanced users.

Insert the downloaded Red hat Linux DVD on the DVD ROM, make the DVD ROM to boot first by changing the boot devices priority in the bios setup by pressing Del or F2 or F10 key depending upon your manufacture. Now you will get the installation menu like below, first two menus are for graphical installation, next one is for recovering the system, fourth one is to boot the operating system from HDD and last one is for memory diagnostic.

Select the first option to install RHEL 6 in graphical mode.


Next it will prompt you to check the media, just simply give a skip to start the installation without checking media.

Click Next to start the installation.

Select the language and then click Next.

Select the Keyboard for the system.

Storage Options. If you are not familiar with the SAN or ISCSI, just select the basic storage devices and click Next.

Click on Re-initialize all to start initializing the new HDD. This may lead to loss of data. Be care full on do it on your own risk.

Next is to setup the Host name and Networks settings. Type you Host name in the box. Network setting can be done by clicking on configure network. Give the IP Address and then click apply to save the settings, click Next to continue.

Select your Time Zone.

Type the password for root account, this root is like windows administrator. Password must be strong one.

Installation type, Select the replace the existing Linux system ( you don’t worry, not necessary to have the previous Linux installation) even if you are installing for first time. The system will make partition automatically. To create the partition manually,  select Review and Modify Partitioning Layout and then Next.

Confirm the Partitioning by clicking on Write changes to disk.

Select the customize now and click Next to select the software for your requirement.

Select the Software or Sever Software’s as per your requirement. But if you are very new to redhat select the Desktop & X windows systems from Desktop Section, this will help you get the graphical desktop for you to work. Once over click Next to Start the installation.

Now it will begin to install the Red Hat Linux.

Click Finish to reboot the machine.

Once the machine restarted, it will ask you to do some post configuration. For the post configuration click HERE

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