Chapter 5. System Specifications List
- If you plan to use a customized partition layout, record:
- The model numbers, sizes, types, and interfaces of the hard drives attached to the system. For example, Seagate ST3320613AS 320 GB on SATA0, Western Digital WD7500AAKS 750 GB on SATA1. This will allow you to identify specific hard drives during the partitioning process.
- If you are installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux as an additional operating system on an existing system, record:
- The mount points of the existing partitions on the system. For example,
sdb1. This will allow you to identify specific partitions during the partitioning process.
- If you plan to install from an image on a local hard drive:
- The hard drive and directory that holds the image.
- If you plan to install from a network location, or install on an iSCSI target:
If any of these networking requirements or terms are unfamiliar to you, contact your network administrator for assistance.
- The make and model numbers of the network adapters on your system. For example, Netgear GA311. This will allow you to identify adapters when manually configuring the network.
- IP, DHCP, and BOOTP addresses
- Gateway IP address
- One or more name server IP addresses (DNS)
- If you plan to install from a network location:
- The location of the image on an FTP server, HTTP (web) server, HTTPS (web) server, or NFS server – see Section 8.3.5, “Installing via FTP, HTTP, or HTTPS” and Section 8.3.4, “Installing via NFS” for examples.
- If you plan to install on an iSCSI target:
- The location of the iSCSI target. Depending on your network, you might also need a CHAP username and password, and perhaps a reverse CHAP username and password – see Section 126.96.36.199, “ Advanced Storage Options ”.
- If you are installing using Intel iSCSI Remote Boot:
- All attached iSCSI storage devices must be disabled, otherwise the installation will succeed but the installed system will not boot.
- If your computer is part of a domain:
- You should verify that the domain name will be supplied by the DHCP server. If not, you will need to input the domain name manually during installation.