Installation of â€œRed 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 theÂ RHEL 7.0Â basic minimal installation with on an IntelÂ x86-64Â processor architecture using a binaryÂ DVD ISOÂ 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.Â Â Â Â Â For installation first we have to get latest version ofÂ RHEL 7â€™s DVD Binary ISOÂ image, then burn it to a DVD media for installation or create a bootable USB media usingÂ Unetbootin Live USB Creator.
2.Â Â Â Â Â Then place the DVD/USB in appropriate system drive for booting, Â now start your computer, select bootable unit and on the first RHEL prompt selectÂ Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0.
3. Â Â Â Now after the system loads, select theÂ language as english(US) for installationÂ process and click onÂ Continue button.
4. Â Â Â Now when the installer gets onÂ Installation SummaryÂ itâ€™s time to customize the installation process as shown in figure.Now First click onÂ Date & Time, choose your system location from the provided map and hit onÂ Done to apply configuration.
Â 5. Â Â Â Now theÂ step is to changeÂ Language System SupportÂ andÂ KeyboardÂ 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. Â Â Â We can also selectÂ other sources than the the DVD media Â by hit onÂ Installation SourceÂ and add other sources Â or we can also specify a network location usingÂ HTTP,Â HTTPS, FTPÂ orÂ NFSÂ protocols, now hit onÂ DoneÂ to use your new sources. If we don’t choose other sources then stick to default oneÂ Auto-detected installation media.
7. Â Â Â Now the next important step is to select system software. Now click onÂ Software SelectionÂ 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 onÂ DoneÂ to apply this changes to installation process.
8.Â Â Â Â Â The next step in the installation process is to configure system partitions.Now click onÂ Installation Destination & select Â as standard partition scheme for a better management over system space, then hit onÂ Click here to create them automatically.
9. Â Â Â 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 â€“ 500 MB
- /root â€“ min 20 GB
- /var â€“ min 20 GB
WithÂ XFSÂ filesystem, which is the most advanced filesystem,now you can used. After editing partitions hit onÂ Update SettingÂ button, then click onÂ DoneÂ thenÂ Accept ChangesÂ onÂ Summary of Changes prompt to apply new configurations.
10. Â Â The last step before continuing with installation process is setting your Network Connections for Network interfacing purpose. Now click onÂ Network & HostnameÂ and setup your system hostname according your choice.
11. Â Â After setting up hostname bring up your Network Interface by switching the topÂ Ethernet button toÂ ON as shown in figure.Now go toÂ ConfigureÂ button and provide your static network settings for your appropriate network connection, if required.
12. Â Â After finishing editing Ethernet Interface settings or network setting hit onÂ Done button, which you bring you to default window installer and after you check on your installation settings hit onÂ Begin Installation button to proceed further with system installation.
13. Â Â As the installation begins writing the system components on your hard-disk, you need to provide yourÂ Root PasswordÂ and create a new User. Now click onÂ Root PasswordÂ and try choose a strong and hit inÂ DoneÂ when you finish.
14. Â Â Then move toÂ 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 throughÂ sudoÂ command by checking the boxÂ Make this user administrator, then click onÂ DoneÂ and wait for the installation process to finish.
15. Â Â 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. Â Â Now you can remove your installation media and make reboot your computer system and you can now login as root user to your new Â Red Hat Linux 7.0 environment and perform other system tasks like create yum installation.