Installation of “Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.0
Installation of “Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.0


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Installation of “Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.0

Installation of “Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.0

Requirements: RHEL 7.0 ISO

RHEL 7 can be installed on a variety of platforms, such as AMD 64, Intel 64, IBM System Z, IBM Power, etc. This blog covers the RHEL 7.0 basic minimal installation with on an Intel x86-64 processor architecture using a binary DVD ISO image, an installation best suited for developing a high customizable server platform with no Graphical Interface.

Installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0

1.      For installation first we have to get latest version of RHEL 7’s DVD Binary ISO image, then burn it to a DVD media for installation or create a bootable USB media using Unetbootin Live USB Creator.

2.      Then place the DVD/USB in appropriate system drive for booting,  now start your computer, select bootable unit and on the first RHEL prompt select Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0.


3.      Now after the system loads, select the language as english(US) for installation process and click on Continue button.


4.      Now when the installer gets on Installation Summary it’s time to customize the installation process as shown in figure.Now First click on Date & Time, choose your system location from the provided map and hit on Done to apply configuration.


 5.      Now the step is to change Language System Support and Keyboard language. Now click on both if we want to change or add other languages to your system but for a server the recommendation is to stick with English language.

6.      We can also select other sources than the the DVD media  by hit on Installation Source and add other sources  or we can also specify a network location using HTTP, HTTPS, FTP or NFS protocols, now hit on Done to use your new sources. If we don’t choose other sources then stick to default one Auto-detected installation media.


7.      Now the next important step is to select system software. Now click on Software Selection and choose base Installation Environment from the list. For a highly customizable platform where you can install only the packages that you need after the installation, here we have chosen Minimal Install , now hit on Done to apply this changes to installation process.


8.      The next step in the installation process is to configure system partitions.Now click on Installation Destination & select  as standard partition scheme for a better management over system space, then hit on Click here to create them automatically.


9.      After the installer presents you with default system partition scheme you can edit according your choice that suits you (delete and recreate partitions and mount points, change partitions space capacity and file system type, etc.). As the base scheme for a server you should use dedicated partitions such as:

  • /boot – 500 MB
  • /root – min 20 GB
  • /home
  • /var – min 20 GB

With XFS filesystem, which is the most advanced filesystem,now you can used. After editing partitions hit on Update Setting button, then click on Done then Accept Changes on Summary of Changes prompt to apply new configurations.


10.    The last step before continuing with installation process is setting your Network Connections for Network interfacing purpose. Now click on Network & Hostname and setup your system hostname according your choice.


11.    After setting up hostname bring up your Network Interface by switching the top Ethernet button to ON as shown in figure.Now go to Configure button and provide your static network settings for your appropriate network connection, if required.


12.    After finishing editing Ethernet Interface settings or network setting hit on Done button, which you bring you to default window installer and after you check on your installation settings hit on Begin Installation button to proceed further with system installation.


13.    As the installation begins writing the system components on your hard-disk, you need to provide your Root Password and create a new User. Now click on Root Password and try choose a strong and hit in Done when you finish.


14.    Then move to User Creation part and provide your login id & password for this new user. A good idea is to use this user as a system administrator user with root powers through sudo command by checking the box Make this user administrator, then click on Done and wait for the installation process to finish.


15.    After the installation finishes, the installer will announce that everything completed with success so now you should be ready to use your system after reboot.


16.    Now you can remove your installation media and make reboot your computer system and you can now login as root user to your new  Red Hat Linux 7.0 environment and perform other system tasks like create yum installation.


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