Part II. IBM POWER Architecture - Installation and Booting

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation Guide for IBM POWER systems discusses the installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and some basic post-installation troubleshooting. Advanced installation options are covered in the second part of this manual.

Table of Contents

11. Steps to Get You Started
11.1. Upgrade or Install?
11.2. Preparation for IBM eServer System p and System i
11.3. Do You Have Enough Disk Space?
11.4. Can You Install Using the CD-ROM or DVD?
11.5. Preparing for a Network Installation
11.5.1. Preparing for FTP and HTTP installation
11.5.2. Preparing for an NFS install
11.6. Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation
12. Installing on IBM System i and IBM System p systems
12.1. The Graphical Installation Program User Interface
12.2. Booting the IBM System i or IBM System p Installation Program
12.3. A Note about Linux Virtual Consoles
12.4. Using the HMC vterm
12.5. The Text Mode Installation Program User Interface
12.5.1. Using the Keyboard to Navigate
12.6. Beginning Installation
12.6.1. Installing from DVD/CD-ROM
12.7. Installing from a Hard Drive
12.8. Performing a Network Installation
12.9. Installing via NFS
12.10. Installing via FTP
12.11. Installing via HTTP
12.12. Welcome to Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12.13. Language Selection
12.14. Keyboard Configuration
12.15. Enter the Installation Number
12.16. Disk Partitioning Setup
12.17. Advanced Storage Options
12.18. Create Default Layout
12.19. Partitioning Your System
12.19.1. Graphical Display of Hard Drive(s)
12.19.2. Disk Druid's Buttons
12.19.3. Partition Fields
12.19.4. Recommended Partitioning Scheme
12.19.5. Adding Partitions
12.19.6. Editing Partitions
12.20. Network Configuration
12.21. Time Zone Configuration
12.22. Set Root Password
12.23. Package Group Selection
12.24. Preparing to Install
12.24.1. Prepare to Install
12.25. Installing Packages
12.26. Installation Complete
13. Updating drivers during installation on IBM POWER systems
13.1. Limitations of driver updates during installation
13.2. Preparing for a driver update during installation
13.2.1. Preparing to use a driver update image file
13.2.2. Preparing a driver update disk
13.2.3. Preparing an initial RAM disk update
13.3. Performing a driver update during installation
13.3.1. Let the installer automatically find a driver update disk
13.3.2. Let the installer prompt you for a driver update
13.3.3. Use a boot option to specify a driver update disk
13.3.4. Use a boot option to specify a driver update image file on a network
13.3.5. Select a PXE target that includes a driver update
13.4. Specifying the location of a driver update image file or driver update disk
14. Troubleshooting Installation on an IBM POWER System
14.1. You are Unable to Boot Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14.1.1. Is Your System Displaying Signal 11 Errors?
14.2. Trouble Beginning the Installation
14.2.1. Problems with Booting into the Graphical Installation
14.3. Trouble During the Installation
14.3.1. No devices found to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Error Message
14.3.2. Saving Traceback Messages Without a Diskette Drive
14.3.3. Trouble with Partition Tables
14.3.4. Other Partitioning Problems for IBM™ POWER System Users
14.3.5. Are You Seeing Python Errors?
14.4. Problems After Installation
14.4.1. Unable to IPL from *NWSSTG
14.4.2. Booting into a Graphical Environment
14.4.3. Problems with the X Window System (GUI)
14.4.4. Problems with the X Server Crashing and Non-Root Users
14.4.5. Problems When You Try to Log In
14.4.6. Your Printer Does Not Work
14.4.7. Apache-based httpd service/Sendmail Hangs During Startup
15. Additional Boot Options for IBM Power Systems