Index

Symbols

/boot/ partition
recommended partitioning, Recommended Partitioning Scheme, Recommended Partitioning Scheme
/boot/efi/ , Itanium systems
/root/install.log
install log file location, Prepare to Install , Prepare to Install , Preparing to Install
/var/ partition
recommended partitioning, Recommended Partitioning Scheme, Recommended Partitioning Scheme

B

Basic Input/Output System (see BIOS)
BIOS
definition of, The BIOS
(see also boot process)
boot CD-ROM, Alternative Boot Methods
creating, Making an Installation Boot CD-ROM
boot loader, x86, AMD64, and Intel® 64 Boot Loader Configuration
alternatives to, Alternative Boot Loaders
commercial products, Alternative Boot Loaders
LOADLIN, Alternative Boot Loaders
SYSLINUX, Alternative Boot Loaders
configuration, x86, AMD64, and Intel® 64 Boot Loader Configuration
GRUB, x86, AMD64, and Intel® 64 Boot Loader Configuration
installing on boot partition, Advanced Boot Loader Configuration
MBR, Advanced Boot Loader Configuration
password, x86, AMD64, and Intel® 64 Boot Loader Configuration
boot loader password, x86, AMD64, and Intel® 64 Boot Loader Configuration
boot loaders, GRUB
(see also GRUB)
definition of, The GRUB Boot Loader
types of
ELILO, Boot Loaders and System Architecture
GRUB, Boot Loaders and System Architecture
OS/400, Boot Loaders and System Architecture
YABOOT, Boot Loaders and System Architecture
z/IPL, Boot Loaders and System Architecture
boot method
overview, Basic Overview of the Boot Method
boot methods
boot CD-ROM, Alternative Boot Methods
USB pen drive, Alternative Boot Methods
boot options, Additional Boot Options
additional, Additional Boot Options for Intel® and AMD Systems, Additional Boot Options for IBM Power Systems, Additional Boot Options
kernel, Additional Boot Options for Intel® and AMD Systems, Additional Boot Options for IBM Power Systems, Additional Boot Options
boot.iso , Additional Boot Options
linux mediacheck , Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation, Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation
mediacheck, Additional Boot Options
serial mode, Additional Boot Options
UTF-8, Additional Boot Options
text mode, Additional Boot Options
boot process, Boot Process, Init, and Shutdown, A Detailed Look at the Boot Process
(see also boot loaders)
chain loading, GRUB and the x86 Boot Process
direct loading, GRUB and the x86 Boot Process
for x86, A Detailed Look at the Boot Process
stages of, The Boot Process, A Detailed Look at the Boot Process
/sbin/init command, The /sbin/init Program
BIOS, The BIOS
boot loader, The Boot Loader
EFI shell, The BIOS
kernel, The Kernel
boot.iso , Additional Boot Options
booting
emergency mode, Booting into Emergency Mode
installation program
from a CD-ROM, Booting the Installation Program from the DVD/CD-ROM
from an LS-120 diskette, Booting the Installation Program from an LS-120 Diskette
Itanium, Booting the Installation Program on Itanium Systems
x86, AMD64 and Intel 64, Booting the Installation Program on x86, AMD64, and Intel® 64 Systems
rescue mode, Booting into Rescue Mode
single-user mode, Booting into Single-User Mode
booting the installation program
IBM System i and IBM System p , Booting the IBM System i or IBM System p Installation Program

G

graphical installation program
running from NFS, Running the Installation Program
VNC, Installation using VNC
x11 forwarding, Installation using X11 Forwarding
GRUB, x86, AMD64, and Intel® 64 Boot Loader Configuration, Boot Loaders and System Architecture, The Boot Loader
(see also boot loaders)
additional resources, Additional Resources
installed documentation, Installed Documentation
related books, Related Books
useful websites, Useful Websites
alternatives to, Alternative Boot Loaders
commercial products, Alternative Boot Loaders
LOADLIN, Alternative Boot Loaders
SYSLINUX, Alternative Boot Loaders
boot process, GRUB and the x86 Boot Process
Changing Runlevels at Boot Time, Changing Runlevels at Boot Time
changing runlevels with, GRUB Interfaces
commands, GRUB Commands
configuration, x86, AMD64, and Intel® 64 Boot Loader Configuration
configuration file
/boot/grub/grub.conf , Configuration File Structure
structure, Configuration File Structure
definition of, GRUB
features, Features of GRUB
installing, Installing GRUB
interfaces, GRUB Interfaces
command line, GRUB Interfaces
menu, GRUB Interfaces
menu entry editor, GRUB Interfaces
order of, Interfaces Load Order
menu configuration file, GRUB Menu Configuration File
directives, Configuration File Directives
role in boot process, The Boot Loader
SMP motherboards, SMP Motherboards and GRUB
terminology, GRUB Terminology
devices, Device Names
files, File Names and Blocklists
root file system, The Root File System and GRUB
grub.conf , Configuration File Structure
(see also GRUB)

I

ia64 (see Itanium)
init command, The /sbin/init Program
(see also boot process)
configuration files
/etc/inittab , SysV Init Runlevels
role in boot process, The /sbin/init Program
(see also boot process)
runlevels
directories for, SysV Init Runlevels
runlevels accessed by, Runlevels
SysV init
definition of, SysV Init Runlevels
install log file
/root/install.log , Prepare to Install , Prepare to Install , Preparing to Install
installation
aborting, Installing from DVD/CD-ROM
can you install with a CD-ROM or DVD, Can You Install Using the CD-ROM or DVD?, Can You Install Using the CD-ROM or DVD?
CD-ROM, Installing from DVD/CD-ROM, Installing from DVD/CD-ROM
disk space, Do You Have Enough Disk Space?, Do You Have Enough Disk Space?, Do You Have Enough Disk Space?
FTP, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via FTP, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via FTP, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via FTP
GUI
CD-ROM, Installing on Intel® and AMD Systems, Installing on IBM System i and IBM System p systems, Installing on IBM System z Systems
hard drive, Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation, Installing from a Hard Drive, Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation, Installing from a Hard Drive, Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation
HTTP, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via HTTP, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via HTTP, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via HTTP
Itanium overview, Itanium System Installation Overview
keyboard navigation, Using the Keyboard to Navigate, Using the Keyboard to Navigate, Using the Keyboard to Navigate
kickstart (see kickstart installations)
mediacheck, Additional Boot Options
method
CD-ROM, Selecting an Installation Method
FTP, Selecting an Installation Method
hard drive, Selecting an Installation Method
HTTP, Selecting an Installation Method
NFS image, Selecting an Installation Method
selecting, Selecting an Installation Method
network, Preparing for a Network Installation, Preparing for a Network Installation, Preparing for a Network Installation
NFS, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via NFS, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via NFS, Preparing for a Network Installation, Installing via NFS
server information, Installing via NFS, Installing via NFS, Installing via NFS
partitioning, Partitioning Your System, Partitioning Your System, Partitioning Your System
program
graphical user interface, The Graphical Installation Program User Interface, The Graphical Installation Program User Interface, The Graphical Installation Program User Interface
starting, Starting the Installation Program
text mode user interface, The Text Mode Installation Program User Interface, The Text Mode Installation Program User Interface, The Text Mode Installation Program User Interface
virtual consoles, A Note about Virtual Consoles, A Note about Linux Virtual Consoles
PXE (see PXE installations)
serial mode, Additional Boot Options
UTF-8, Additional Boot Options
starting, Installing from DVD/CD-ROM, Installing from DVD/CD-ROM
text mode, Additional Boot Options
installation media
testing, Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation, Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation
Installation Number , Enter the Installation Number, Enter the Installation Number, Enter the Installation Number
installation overview, Itanium System Installation Overview
installation program
Itanium
booting, Booting the Installation Program on Itanium Systems
starting, Running the Installation Program
x86, AMD64 and Intel 64
booting, Booting the Installation Program on x86, AMD64, and Intel® 64 Systems
installing
without the LPAR CD
using a recent SEW, Installing in an LPAR without the Red Hat Enterprise Linux for System z CD-ROMs
without the Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z CD-ROMs, Installing in an LPAR without the Red Hat Enterprise Linux for System z CD-ROMs
installing packages, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection
IPL configuration from a SCSI device, Configuring IPL from a SCSI Device
IPL NWSSTG, Unable to IPL from *NWSSTG
iscsi
installation, Advanced Storage Options , Advanced Storage Options , Advanced Storage Options

K

kernel
boot options, Additional Boot Options for Intel® and AMD Systems, Additional Boot Options for IBM Power Systems, Additional Boot Options
role in boot process, The Kernel
kernel options, Kernel Options
Kernel Related Information, Kernel-Related Information
keyboard
configuration, Keyboard Configuration, Keyboard Configuration
navigating the installation program using, Using the Keyboard to Navigate, Using the Keyboard to Navigate, Using the Keyboard to Navigate
keymap
selecting type of keyboard, Keyboard Configuration, Keyboard Configuration
kickstart
how the file is found, Starting a Kickstart Installation
Kickstart Configurator , Kickstart Configurator
%post script, Post-Installation Script
%pre script, Pre-Installation Script
authentication options, Authentication
basic options, Basic Configuration
boot loader, Boot Loader Options
boot loader options, Boot Loader Options
Display configuration, Display Configuration
firewall configuration, Firewall Configuration
installation key, Basic Configuration
installation method selection, Installation Method
interactive, Basic Configuration
keyboard, Basic Configuration
language, Basic Configuration
network configuration, Network Configuration
package selection, Package Selection
partitioning, Partition Information
software RAID, Creating Software RAID Partitions
preview, Kickstart Configurator
reboot, Basic Configuration
root password, Basic Configuration
encrypt, Basic Configuration
saving, Saving the File
SELinux configuration, SELinux Configuration
text mode installation, Basic Configuration
time zone, Basic Configuration
kickstart file
%include , Kickstart Options
%post, Post-installation Script
%pre, Pre-installation Script
auth , Kickstart Options
authconfig , Kickstart Options
autopart , Kickstart Options
autostep , Kickstart Options
bootloader , Kickstart Options
CD-ROM-based, Creating Kickstart Boot Media
clearpart , Kickstart Options
cmdline , Kickstart Options
creating, Kickstart Options
device , Kickstart Options
diskette-based, Creating Kickstart Boot Media
driverdisk , Kickstart Options
firewall , Kickstart Options
firstboot , Kickstart Options
flash-based, Creating Kickstart Boot Media
format of, Creating the Kickstart File
graphical , Kickstart Options
halt , Kickstart Options
ignoredisk , Kickstart Options
include contents of another file, Kickstart Options
install , Kickstart Options
installation methods, Kickstart Options
interactive , Kickstart Options
iscsi , Kickstart Options
iscsiname , Kickstart Options
key , Kickstart Options
keyboard , Kickstart Options
lang , Kickstart Options
langsupport , Kickstart Options
logging , Kickstart Options
logvol , Kickstart Options
mediacheck , Kickstart Options
mouse , Kickstart Options
multipath , Kickstart Options
network , Kickstart Options
network-based, Making the Kickstart File Available on the Network, Making the Installation Tree Available
options, Kickstart Options
partitioning examples, Advanced Partitioning Example
package selection specification, Package Selection
part , Kickstart Options
partition , Kickstart Options
post-installation configuration, Post-installation Script
poweroff , Kickstart Options
pre-installation configuration, Pre-installation Script
raid , Kickstart Options
reboot , Kickstart Options
rootpw , Kickstart Options
selinux , Kickstart Options
services , Kickstart Options
shutdown , Kickstart Options
skipx , Kickstart Options
text , Kickstart Options
timezone , Kickstart Options
upgrade , Kickstart Options
user , Kickstart Options
vnc , Kickstart Options
volgroup , Kickstart Options
what it looks like, Creating the Kickstart File
xconfig , Kickstart Options
zerombr , Kickstart Options
zfcp , Kickstart Options
kickstart installations, Kickstart Installations
CD-ROM-based, Creating Kickstart Boot Media
diskette-based, Creating Kickstart Boot Media
file format, Creating the Kickstart File
file locations, Making the Kickstart File Available
flash-based, Creating Kickstart Boot Media
installation tree, Making the Installation Tree Available
LVM, Kickstart Options
network-based, Making the Kickstart File Available on the Network, Making the Installation Tree Available
starting, Starting a Kickstart Installation
from a boot CD-ROM, Starting a Kickstart Installation
from CD-ROM #1 with a diskette, Starting a Kickstart Installation

L

language
selecting, Language Selection, Language Selection, Language Selection
LILO, The Boot Loader
(see also boot loaders)
role in boot process, The Boot Loader
LOADLIN, Alternative Boot Loaders
LPAR
installing
common steps, Installing in an LPAR (Common Steps)
using the LPAR CD, Installing in an LPAR using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux LPAR CD
without the Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z CD-ROMs, Installing in an LPAR without the Red Hat Enterprise Linux for System z CD-ROMs
LS-120 boot diskette
creating from boot image file, Booting the Installation Program from an LS-120 Diskette
LS-120 boot.img , Booting the Installation Program from an LS-120 Diskette
LVM
with kickstart, Kickstart Options

M

Master Boot Record, Unable to Boot into Red Hat Enterprise Linux (see MBR)
reinstalling, Reinstalling the Boot Loader
MBR
definition of, A Detailed Look at the Boot Process, The BIOS
(see also boot loaders)
(see also boot process)
installing boot loader on, Advanced Boot Loader Configuration
mdadm
RAID-based and multipath storage configuration, Using mdadm to Configure RAID-Based and Multipath Storage
mount points
partitions and, Disk Partitions and Mount Points

O

OS/2 boot manager, Advanced Boot Loader Configuration
OS/400, Boot Loaders and System Architecture
(see also boot loaders)

P

packages
groups, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection
selecting, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection
installing, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection
selecting, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection
parameter files
ctc sample, Sample Parameter Files
minimal configuration, Sample Parameter Files
optional parameters, Sample Parameter Files
required parameters, Sample Parameter Files
required parameters for networking, Sample Parameter Files
samples, Sample Parameter Files
parted partitioning utility, Create new partition(s)
partition
extended, Partitions within Partitions — An Overview of Extended Partitions
Partition Magic, Alternative Boot Loaders
partitioning, Partitioning Your System, Partitioning Your System, Partitioning Your System
automatic, Create Default Layout, Create Default Layout, Create Default Layout
basic concepts, An Introduction to Disk Partitions
creating new, Adding Partitions, Adding Partitions
file system type, File System Types, File System Types
deleting, Deleting a Partition
destructive, Using Free Space from an Active Partition
editing, Editing Partitions, Editing Partitions, Editing Partitions
extended partitions, Partitions within Partitions — An Overview of Extended Partitions
how many partitions, Partitions: Turning One Drive Into Many, How Many Partitions?
introduction to, Partitions: Turning One Drive Into Many
making room for partitions, Making Room For Red Hat Enterprise Linux
mount points and, Disk Partitions and Mount Points
naming partitions, Partition Naming Scheme
non-destructive, Using Free Space from an Active Partition
numbering partitions, Partition Naming Scheme
other operating systems, Disk Partitions and Other Operating Systems
primary partitions, Partitions: Turning One Drive Into Many
recommended, Recommended Partitioning Scheme, Recommended Partitioning Scheme
types of partitions, Partitions: Turning One Drive Into Many
using free space, Using Unpartitioned Free Space
using in-use partition, Using Free Space from an Active Partition
using unused partition, Using Space from an Unused Partition
password
boot loader, x86, AMD64, and Intel® 64 Boot Loader Configuration
setting root, Set Root Password, Set Root Password, Set Root Password
post-installation setup, Itanium Systems — Booting Your Machine and Post-Installation Setup
POWER systems rescue mode, Rescue Mode on POWER Systems
accessing SCSI utilities, Special Considerations for Accessing the SCSI Utilities from Rescue Mode
Pre-Execution Environment, PXE Network Installations
programs
running at boot time, Running Additional Programs at Boot Time
PXE, PXE Network Installations
PXE installations, PXE Network Installations
adding hosts, Adding PXE Hosts
boot message, custom, Adding a Custom Boot Message
configuration, PXE Boot Configuration
DHCP configuration, Configuring the DHCP Server
overview, PXE Network Installations
performing, Performing the PXE Installation
setting up the network server, Setting up the Network Server
pxeboot , Command Line Configuration
pxeos , Command Line Configuration

R

RAID
kickstart installations, Kickstart Options
system unbootable after disk failure, Installing GRUB
RAID-based and multipath storage configuration, Using mdadm to Configure RAID-Based and Multipath Storage
rc.local
modifying, Running Additional Programs at Boot Time
rc.serial , Running Additional Programs at Boot Time
(see also setserial command)
re-installation, Determining Whether to Upgrade or Re-Install
registering your subscription, Registering the System
removing
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Removing Red Hat Enterprise Linux
rescue mode, Rescue Mode
definition of, Booting into Rescue Mode
utilities available, Booting into Rescue Mode
rescue mode, POWER systems, Rescue Mode on POWER Systems
accessing SCSI utilities, Special Considerations for Accessing the SCSI Utilities from Rescue Mode
root / partition
recommended partitioning, Recommended Partitioning Scheme, Recommended Partitioning Scheme
root password, Set Root Password, Set Root Password, Set Root Password
runlevel 1, Booting into Single-User Mode
runlevels (see init command)
changing with GRUB, GRUB Interfaces
configuration of, Runlevel Utilities
(see also services)

S

screenshots
during installation, Screenshots during installation
SCSI-over-fiber driver (zFCP), Using the zFCP Driver
selecting
packages, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection, Package Group Selection
serial ports (see setserial command)
services
configuring with chkconfig , Runlevel Utilities
configuring with ntsysv , Runlevel Utilities
configuring with Services Configuration Tool , Runlevel Utilities
Services Configuration Tool , Runlevel Utilities
(see also services)
setserial command
configuring, Running Additional Programs at Boot Time
Setup Agent
via Kickstart, Kickstart Options
shutdown, Shutting Down
(see also halt)
single-user mode, Booting into Single-User Mode
SMP motherboards
GRUB, SMP Motherboards and GRUB
starting
installation, Starting the Installation Program, Installing from DVD/CD-ROM, Installing from DVD/CD-ROM
startup.nsh , Using a Startup Script
steps
disk space, Do You Have Enough Disk Space?, Do You Have Enough Disk Space?, Do You Have Enough Disk Space?
eServer System i hardware preparation, Preparation for IBM eServer System p and System i
eServer System p hardware preparation, Preparation for IBM eServer System p and System i
hardware compatibility, Is Your Hardware Compatible?
installing with CD-ROM or DVD, Can You Install Using the CD-ROM or DVD?, Can You Install Using the CD-ROM or DVD?
steps to get you started, Pre-Installation
subscription registration, Registering the System
subscription service, Registering the System
swap file
upgrade, Determining Whether to Upgrade or Re-Install
swap partition
recommended partitioning, Recommended Partitioning Scheme, Recommended Partitioning Scheme
sysfs file system, The sysfs File System
SYSLINUX, Alternative Boot Loaders
System Commander, Alternative Boot Loaders
System Partition, Itanium Systems — EFI System Partition
system recovery, Basic System Recovery
common problems, Common Problems
forgetting the root password, Root Password
hardware/software problems, Hardware/Software Problems
reinstalling the boot loader, Reinstalling the Boot Loader
unable to boot into Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Unable to Boot into Red Hat Enterprise Linux
system-config-kickstart (see Kickstart Configurator )
SysV init (see init command)

T

tables
reference, System Specifications List
TCP/IP configuration, Performing a Network Installation, Performing a Network Installation
tftp , PXE Network Installations, Starting the tftp Server
time zone
configuration, Time Zone Configuration, Time Zone Configuration, Time Zone Configuration
traceback messages
saving traceback messages without a floppy drive, Saving Traceback Messages Without a Diskette Drive, Saving Traceback Messages Without a Diskette Drive
troubleshooting, Troubleshooting Installation on an Intel® or AMD System, Troubleshooting Installation on an IBM POWER System, Troubleshooting Installation on an IBM System z System
after the installation, Problems After Installation, Problems After Installation, Problems After Installation
Apache-based httpd service hangs during startup, Apache-based httpd service/Sendmail Hangs During Startup, Apache-based httpd service/Sendmail Hangs During Startup, Apache-based httpd service/Sendmail Hangs During Startup
booting into a graphical environment, Booting into a Graphical Environment, Booting into a Graphical Environment
booting into GNOME or KDE, Booting into a Graphical Environment, Booting into a Graphical Environment
booting into the X Window System, Booting into a Graphical Environment, Booting into a Graphical Environment
graphical GRUB screen, Trouble With the Graphical GRUB Screen on an x86-based System?
graphical login, Remote Graphical Desktops and XDMCP
logging in, Problems When You Try to Log In, Problems When You Try to Log In, Problems When You Try to Log In
printers, Your Printer Does Not Work, Your Printer Does Not Work, Your Printer Does Not Work
RAM not recognized, Is Your RAM Not Being Recognized?
Sendmail hangs during startup, Apache-based httpd service/Sendmail Hangs During Startup, Apache-based httpd service/Sendmail Hangs During Startup, Apache-based httpd service/Sendmail Hangs During Startup
sound configuration, Problems with Sound Configuration
X (X Window System), Problems with the X Window System (GUI), Problems with the X Window System (GUI)
X server crashes, Problems with the X Server Crashing and Non-Root Users, Problems with the X Server Crashing and Non-Root Users
beginning the installation, Trouble Beginning the Installation, Trouble Beginning the Installation
frame buffer, disabling, Problems with Booting into the Graphical Installation, Problems with Booting into the Graphical Installation
GUI installation method unavailable, Problems with Booting into the Graphical Installation, Problems with Booting into the Graphical Installation
booting, You are Unable to Boot Red Hat Enterprise Linux, You are Unable to Boot Red Hat Enterprise Linux, You are Unable to Boot Red Hat Enterprise Linux
RAID cards, Are You Unable to Boot With Your RAID Card?
signal 11 error, Is Your System Displaying Signal 11 Errors?, Is Your System Displaying Signal 11 Errors?, Is Your System Displaying Signal 11 Errors?
CD-ROM failure
CD-ROM verification, Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation, Additional Boot Options, Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation
during the installation, Trouble During the Installation, Trouble During the Installation, Trouble During the Installation
completing partitions, Other Partitioning Problems, Other Partitioning Problems for Itanium System Users, Other Partitioning Problems for IBM™ POWER System Users , Other Partitioning Problems
No devices found to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux error message, No devices found to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Error Message, No devices found to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Error Message, No devices found to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Error Message
partition tables, Trouble with Partition Tables, Trouble with Partition Tables, Trouble with Partition Tables
Python errors, Are You Seeing Python Errors?, Are You Seeing Python Errors?, Are You Seeing Python Errors?
saving traceback messages without a diskette drive, Saving Traceback Messages Without a Diskette Drive, Saving Traceback Messages Without a Diskette Drive
using remaining hard drive space, Using Remaining Space

Y

YABOOT, Boot Loaders and System Architecture
(see also boot loaders)

Z

z/IPL, Boot Loaders and System Architecture
(see also boot loaders)
z/VM
installing, Installing under z/VM
zFCP driver, Using the zFCP Driver