16.3. Basic Overview of the Boot Method

To prepare for installation, you must have the Linux kernel (kernel.img), the ram disk (initrd.img), and if using z/VM, an optional CMS configuration file (redhat.conf) and a parameter file. Sample parameter and CMS configuration files are provided (redhat.parm and redhat.conf). You should edit the CMS configuration file and add information about your DASD. You may also want to add some information about your network configuration. Once this is started on the IBM System z, the networking is configured. You can then use ssh on another computer to log into your installation image. Now you can start an installation script to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux.