Unformatted text preview: with X
Hard Drive 60 MB 1 GB Memory 4 MB 8 MB without X
16 MB with X Create installation boot disk and supplemental diskette using rawrite program - location on CD is:
If Linux is to coexist with other OSs, create available hard drive space using fips utility (a program similar to
Partition Magic). Location on CD: \dosutils\fips.exe
Linux's primary file system is EXT2, and SWAP (for SWAP files).
Linux supports plug and play. Installation and Troubleshooting
Use F3 key to go to expert mode - disables most of the auto probing and auto detection.
Use F4 key, and both boot and supplemental disks to repair a damaged system.
Use F6 key to pass some options to the kernel at the boot time. Example:
boot: linux mem=128M will instruct the kernel to use 128MB system RAM.
Red Hat 5.x Linux Kernel file name is vmlinuz. It's on the Boot disk and is less than 500 KB.
initrd.img file is first loaded by system
To install on the machine without CD-ROM: copy \RedHat\ directory tree from CD-ROM over Network to the hard
drive before install.
If IDE CD-ROM is not being detected, restart the installation process, key in instruction to kernel: boot: linux
hdX=cdrom (X=a if CD-ROM is in ide0 master; X=b if CD-ROM is in ide0 slave; X=c if CD-ROM is in ide1
master; X=d if CD-ROM is in ide1 slave. Where ide0=primary channel and ide1=secondary channel).
Partition disk using Disk Druid during installation. Know what is the Mount Point, Device, Requested, Actual,
Type, and how to specify the particular parameter for them. Know Driver summary, especially what Geom
[C/H/S] means. (Cylinders, Heads, Sectors).
/ and swap are default partitions to specify when using Disk Druid.
Partition disk using fdisk during installation. Be familiar with following commands and their usages: Command Usage m display help menu p list current partition table Red Hat Certified Engineer (RH302)
t change system partition ID n add new partition d delete current partition l list known partition types q quit without saving changes w write changes and quit Linux partitions - It's recommended to create multiple partitions for Linux instead of using a single partition. Partition Name Comment swap (82) Swap partitions are used to support v...
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- Spring '14
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