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Red Hat Linux 9.0 Clean Install - The Whole Enchilada
Last updated: 5/21/03

INSTALL THE OPERATING SYSTEM

Booted to the first RH CD.

Pressed Enter to choose first item in the first menu: Install or Upgrade in the Graphical Mode.

The resulting menu states that it found the CD and prompts to test it or not.  I opted not to as the CDs had already been tested. Skip

It checked the hardware and correctly identified the display adapter, etc.

Welcome Screen - Next

Language Selection - English (default) - Next

Keyboard Selection - U.S. English - Next

Mouse Configuration - Generic 2 Button Mouse (PS/2) - Next

Install Type - Custom - Next

Disk Partitioning Setup - Manually partition with Disk Druid - Next

Warning about data loss - Yes to continue initializing drive

Partitions
Highlighted Free under /dev/hda - has 28624 MBytes of Free space
Clicked the New button
Mount Point = /
File System Type = ext3 (default)
Allowable drives = default - just the one in the computer
Size MB = 28112 (aprox. 28624 - 512 for swap)
(RH says the swap partition should be twice the memory or 32 Mbytes, which ever is larger.  256 MByte Memory => 512 MBytes swap space.)
Fixed size
Force to primary partition
Rest (default) unchecked
OK
Warning about making a boot disk, etc. - Continue
Left 510 Free Space (close enough)
Highlighted it
Clicked the New button
Mount Point = blank
File System Type = SWAP
Allowable drives = default - just the one in the computer
Size MB = 1 (left at default)
Fill to maximum allowable size selected
Rest (default) unchecked - OK
hd1 = 28114, 510 to swap, and there is no more Free space - Next

Bootloader Installation - left everything default
Use Grub as the boot loader
Install Boot Loader record on /dev/hda1 Master Boot Record (MBR)
Default Boot Image: Red Hat Linux
Next

GRUB Password - left default = no GRUB password - Next

Network Configuration - left at default (DHCP and activate at boot) - its less overall work to change it after Lunx is up - Next

Firewall Configuration - selected No firewall (the broadband router does that function) - Next

Additional Language Support - English (USA) (already checked) - Next

Time Zone Selection - America/New York Eastern Time (default) - Next

Account Configuration - Entered and Confirmed a password for Root - Next

Authentication Configuration
Left all settings at defaults
Next

Package Group Selection -- Selected (rest unchecked)
X Windows System
GNOME Desktop Environment
Graphical Internet
Web Server - In details added all mysql and php options
Windows File Server
FTP Server
SQL Database Server - In details added mysql-server
Administration Tools
System Tools
Printing Support
Next

Strongly suggest not selecting Windows Networking (samba).  It will be added later.  One can always (hopefully) install/uninstall stuff later.

About to Install screen - Next

Installing Packages

Later - fed it CD #2 when prompted - OK

Fed it CD #3 - OK

Boot Diskett Creation
Skip boot disk creation = checked (I have one)

Monitor Configuration - Says my shop monitor is an unprobed monitor - Next

Customize Graphics Configuration - left it at default: True color (24-bit), 800X600, Graphical - Next

It ejected the CD

Exit

(If the screen goes bananas like mine did just wait and let the computer reboot.)

It rebooted.

Welcome - Forward

User Account - Created an account for myself - Forward

Date and Time - Did not check Enable network time protocol - Forward

Red Hat Network - Opted not to register - Forward

Additional CDs - Forward

Finish Setup - Forward

It rebooted.

Logged-in as root.

The RH Linux 9.0 is up.

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