Rocky Linux 8.5 Netinstall – Server / Workstation Network Install Guide

This is quick guide howto install Rocky Linux 8 (currently 8.5) on real PC. I use here Rocky-8.5-x86_64-boot.iso just boot installer and then run install from fresh repo packages. Same method works for users with full DVD image (Rocky-8.5-x86_64-dvd1.iso) or minimal image (Rocky-8.5-x86_64-minimal.iso).

Check video version of guide:

The commands used in the video:

1. Download Rocky Linux 8 (Rocky-8.5-x86_64-boot.iso)

wget https://download.rockylinux.org/pub/rocky/8/BaseOS/x86_64/iso/Rocky-8.5-x86_64-boot.iso

2. Download Rocky Linux 8 CHECKSUM

wget https://download.rockylinux.org/pub/rocky/8/BaseOS/x86_64/iso/CHECKSUM

3. Verify Rocky Linux 8 Installer ISO

sha256sum -c CHECKSUM --ignore-missing

4. List Block Devices

lsblk

5. Create Bootable Rocky Linux 8 USB Media using dd (as root user)

dd if=/home//Downloads/Rocky-8.5-x86_64-boot.iso of=/dev/sd[x] bs=4M

## Real example ##
dd if=/home/inttf/Downloads/Rocky-8.5-x86_64-boot.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M

6. Rocky Linux 8 Netinstall (Network Install) URL

https://download.rockylinux.org/pub/rocky/8/BaseOS/x86_64/os/

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