Red Hat 6 Installation Guide – RHEL 6 Install Screenshots

Red Hat LogoThis is Red Hat 6 RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) installation guide, step-by-step walkthrough with screenshots. Current version of Red Hat 6 is Beta, but also this RHEL 6 Beta version looks very stable and good OS, so that’s why I decided to write this RHEL 6 Installation guide.

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

  • i386
  • AMD64/Intel64
  • System z
  • IBM Power (64-bit)

Download Red Hat 6 Beta DVD images here.

Some of the many improvements and new features that are included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

  • Power management – tickless kernel and improvements through the application stack to reduce wakeups, power consumption measurement by Powertop, Power Management (ASPM, ALPM), and adaptive system tuning by Tuned, all enhance more efficient system power usage.
  • Next generation networking – comprehensive IPv6 support (NFS 4, CIFS, mobile support [RFC 3775], ISATAP support), FCoE, iSCSI, and a new and improved mac 802.11 wireless stack.
  • Scalable filesystems – ext4 file system provides support for larger file sizes and significantly reduces repair times over ext3. XFS® is a high-performance file system that supports extremely large files and is optimized for large data transfers.
  • Virtualization – KVM includes performance improvements and new features, sVirt protects the guest and host from unauthorized access, SR-IOV and NPIV deliver high-performance virtual use of physical devices, and libvirt leverages kernel resource management functionality.
  • Enterprise security enhancement – SELinux includes improved ease of use, application sandboxing, and significantly increased coverage of system services, while SSSD provides unified access to identity and authentication services as well as caching for off-line use.
  • Development and runtime support – SystemTap improvements, ABRT is a new framework for simple collection and reporting of bug information, and improvements are made to GCC (version 4.4.3), glibc (version 2.11.1), and GDB (version 7.0.1).

On this guide I use Graphical Installer. There is also Kickstart automated installation method and Text-based Installer available. And I install this machine for Software Development Workstation and testing environment. So package selection is following: Desktop, Web server, Databases, Compiling tools, Java. Same method works also for servers, normal desktops and other setups, but of course different software selection. So let’s begin installation…

Burn Downloaded Image to DVD and Boot Computer Using Red Hat 6 Installation DVD

Check RHEL image MD5 sum and burn image to DVD with your favourite CD/DVD burner. And boot computer using Red Hat Installation DVD.

Red Hat 6 RHEL Installation

1. Select Install or upgrade an existing system option on Grub Menu

1. Select Install or upgrade an existing system option on Grub Menu

2. Choose a language

2. Choose a language

3. Choose a keyboard type

3. Choose a keyboard type

4. Choose a installation media

4. Choose a installation media

5. Skip DVD media test (or select media test, if you want to test installation media before installation)

5. Skip DVD media test (or select media test, if you want to test installation media before installation)

6. Red Hat 6 graphical installer starts, select next

6. Red Hat 6 graphical installer starts, select next

7. Accepct Pre-Release Installation

7. Accepct Pre-Release Installation

8. Select storage devices

8. Select storage devices

9. Insert computer name

9. Insert computer name

10. Select time zone

10. Select time zone

11. Enter a password for root user

11. Enter a password for root user

12. Select type of installation

Read every options info carefully. And select encrypting if needed and option to review and modify partition layout.
12. Select type of installation

13. Review partition layout

Modify if needed. Default setup with ext4 and LVM looks good for desktop machine.
13. Review partition layout and modify if needed

14. Accept write changes to disc

14. Accept write changes to disc

15. Writing changes (creating partitions) to disc

15. Writing changes (creating partitions) to disc

16. Configure boot loader options

Select device to install bootloader and check/create boot loader operating system list.
16. Configure boot loader options

17. Select softwares to install and enable repositories

This case we select Software Development Workstation and enable Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 Beta Repository and select Customize now.
17. Select softwares to install and enable repositories

18. Customize package selection

Select PHP and Web Server to installation.
18. Customize package selection - Select PHP and Web Server to installation

Select MySQL and PostgreSQL Databases.
18. Customize package selection - Select MySQL and PostgreSQL Databases

Select set of Development tools like Eclipse IDE.
18. Customize package selection - Select set of Development tools like Eclipse IDE

19. Checking dependencies for installation

19. Checking dependencies for installation

20. Starting installation process

20. Starting installation process

21. Installing packages

21. Installing packages 1
21. Installing packages 2

22. Installation is complete

Click reboot computer and remove installation media.
22. Installation is complete - Click reboot computer and remove installation media

Red Hat 6 RHEL Finishing Installation

23. Selecting RHEL 6 from grub

23. Selecting RHEL 6 from grub

24. Booting Red Hat 6

24. Booting Red Hat 6

25. Red Hat 6 Welcome screen

25. Red Hat 6 Welcome screen

26. Create normal user

26. Create normal user

27. Setup date and time and keep up-to-date with NTP

27. Setup date and time

27. Setup date and time and keep up-to-date with NTP

28. Login Red Hat 6 Gnome Desktop

28. Login Red Hat 6 Gnome Desktop

29. Red Hat (RHEL) 6 Gnome Desktop, empty and default look

29. Red Hat (RHEL) 6 Gnome Desktop, empty and default look

What to do next?

Install Google Chrome Beta or Google Chrome Unstable on Red Hat (RHEL) 6

Install Adobe Flash Player 10 on Red Hat (RHEL) 6

Install Sun/Oracle Java (JDK, JRE) 6 on Red Hat (RHEL) 6

Install Adobe AIR 1.5 and 2 on Red Hat (RHEL) 6

Install Adobe (Acrobat PDF) Reader on Red Hat (RHEL) 6

Install VirtualBox (with yum) on Red Hat (RHEL) 6

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166 Comments

  1. if any one has commands of redhat linux 6 please sand me on my gmail id…….thanks

    Reply
  2. i have same problem with fedora and redhat too …………my laptop is dell xps 15………..
    this problem occured when all things going right and at last when system going to restart it start with text screen .but when i install same iso(redhat and fedora) in virtual machine it works fine.
    please help

    Reply
    • Hi narendra,

      What you mean with “text screen”? Command line / console? Do you get any errors?

      Could you tell little bit more what you selected on customize package selection step?

      Reply
  3. Hi
    Need ur helpI’ve installed redhat enterprise linux 6 on my laptop. I’ve worked in it after that when I restart my lap and open the VM virtual box manager and click start it again shows install and upgrade option…..waiting fr ur rply

    Reply
    • Hi sam,

      I think that I answered this on Facebook to you. :)

      And to others solution was easy, just remove installation disk from VirtualBox storage options.

      Reply
  4. hi, after i finised situp red hat, it need login and password, i dont know which login and pass.

    Reply
    • Hi AHMED,

      Did you added user on post installation setup?

      Reply
  5. I’m same in to boat.

    Reply
  6. Hi i have followed given steps to install KVM based VM guest, i am facing issue while creating custom layout .. I can see my partitions as /sda1 for root … I want to create lvm based /root partition with custom layout option

    Reply

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