11.6. Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation
- Using a set of CD-ROMs, or a DVD — Create ISO image files from each installation CD-ROM, or from the DVD. For each CD-ROM (once for the DVD), execute the following command on a Linux system:
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/tmp/file-name.iso
- Using ISO images — transfer these images to the system to be installed.Verifying that ISO images are intact before you attempt an installation, helps to avoid problems. To verify the ISO images are intact prior to performing an installation, use an
md5sumprograms are available for various operating systems). An
md5sumprogram should be available on the same Linux machine as the ISO images.
updates.imgexists in the location from which you install, it is used for updates to
anaconda, the installation program. Refer to the file
anacondaRPM package for detailed information on the various ways to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as well as how to apply the installation program updates.