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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 Installation Guide with Screenshots

This is the article which will guide you step-by-step installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (Santiago) with screenshots. Current stable version is 6.3 (mirror update 3). Red Hat Enterprise Linux is one of the best and stable Linux Operating systems.


RHEL 6 Installation Guide


Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a Linux-based operating system developed by Red Hat and targeted the commercial market.

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is available on the following architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is released in server versions for x86, x86-64 for Itanium, PowerPC and IBM System z, and Desktop versions. Download center for RHEL 6 DVD/CD from https://access.redhat.com/downloads.

There are numbers of new technology and features are added; some of the important features are listed below:

  • Ext4 a default filesystem, and the optional XFS filesystem.
  • XEN is replaced by KVM (Kernel based Virtualization). However, XEN is supported till RHEL 5 life cycle.
  • Supported future ready Filesystem called Btrfs pronounced “Better F S”.
  • Upstart event driven which contains scripts that are only activated when they are needed. With Upstart, RHEL 6 has adopted a new and much faster alternative for the old System V boot procedure

There are number of installation types such as unattended installation called Kickstart, and Text-based Installer, I’ve used Graphical Installer. And I have installed it on my testing environment. Please choose packages during installation as per your need. So, let’s get started. Boot Computer Using Red Hat 6 Installation CD/DVD.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Installation

1. Select Install or upgrade existing system options.


Select Install or Upgrade


2. Select Language.


Select RHEL 6 Language


3. Select keyboard type.


Select RHEL 6 Keyboard


4. Choose skip media test, click ok if you want to check media.


Skip RHEL 6 media test


5. Select storage device.


Select RHEL 6 Storage Device


6. Type computer name or hostname.


Set RHEL 6 Hostname


7. Select time zone location.


Set RHEL 6 TimeZone


8. Enter password for root user.


Set RHEL 6 root Password


9. Select type of installation and review partitioning layout carefully also may choose Encrypt system.


Select RHEL 6 Partition Layout


10. Review partitioning layout, modify if needed. I have chosen default setup with Ext4 and LVM.


Choose RHEL 6 Filesystem type


11.  Manually configuration of LVM and RAID storage.


Configure RHEL 6 LVM and Raid


12. Creating partition and formatting filesystems.


Creating RHEL 6 Partitions


13. Configuring boot loader options, also can give boot loader password for security reason.


Set RHEL 6 boot loader password


14. Select applications to install and select customize now.


Select RHEL 6 Installation Packages


15. Customize package selections.


RHEL 6 Packages Selection


16. Installation progress.


RHEL 6 Installation Process


17. Installation is completed successfully.


RHEL 6 Installation Completed


18. Please reboot your computer and login with root credentials as you set in the Step #8.


Reboot RHEL 6 Installation


19.Login Screen.


RHEL 6 Login Screen




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