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Chapter 3. System Specifications List

The most recent list of supported hardware can be found at
This system specifications list will help you keep a record of your current system settings and requirements. Enter the corresponding information about your system in the list provided below as a handy reference to help make your Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation goes smoothly.
  • hard drive(s): type, label, size; e.g. IDE hda=40 GB
  • partitions: map of partitions and mount points; e.g. /dev/hda1=/home, /dev/hda2=/ (fill this in once you know where they will reside)
  • memory: amount of RAM installed on your system; e.g. 512 MB, 1 GB
  • CD-ROM: interface type; e.g. SCSI, IDE (ATAPI)
  • SCSI adapter: if present, make and model number; e.g. BusLogic SCSI Adapter, Adaptec 2940UW
  • network card: if present, make and model number; e.g. Tulip, 3COM 3C590
  • mouse: type, protocol, and number of buttons; e.g. generic 3 button PS/2 mouse, MouseMan 2 button serial mouse
  • monitor: make, model, and manufacturer specifications; e.g. Optiquest Q53, ViewSonic G773
  • video card: make, model number and size of VRAM; e.g. Creative Labs Graphics Blaster 3D, 8MB
  • sound card: make, chipset and model number; e.g. S3 SonicVibes, Sound Blaster 32/64 AWE
  • IP, DHCP, and BOOTP addresses
  • netmask
  • gateway IP address
  • one or more name server IP addresses (DNS)
  • domain name: the name given to your organization; e.g.
  • hostname: the name of your computer; your personal choice of names; e.g. cookie, southpark
If any of these networking requirements or terms are unfamiliar to you, contact your network administrator for assistance.