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15.3.2. Installing from a Hard Drive

The Select Partition screen applies only if you are installing from a disk partition (that is, you selected Hard Drive in the Installation Method dialog). This dialog allows you to name the disk partition and directory from which you are installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux. If you used the repo=hd boot option, you already specified a partition.
Selecting Partition Dialog for Hard Drive Installation

Figure 15.5. Selecting Partition Dialog for Hard Drive Installation

Select the partition containing the ISO files from the list of available partitions. Internal IDE, SATA, SCSI, and USB drive device names begin with /dev/sd. Each individual drive has its own letter, for example /dev/sda. Each partition on a drive is numbered, for example /dev/sda1.
Also specify the Directory holding images. Enter the full directory path from the drive that contains the ISO image files. The following table shows some examples of how to enter this information:

Table 15.1. Location of ISO images for different partition types

Partition type Volume Original path to files Directory to use
VFAT D:\ D:\Downloads\RHEL6.9 /Downloads/RHEL6.9
ext2, ext3, ext4 /home /home/user1/RHEL6.9 /user1/RHEL6.9
If the ISO images are in the root (top-level) directory of a partition, enter a /. If the ISO images are located in a subdirectory of a mounted partition, enter the name of the directory holding the ISO images within that partition. For example, if the partition on which the ISO images is normally mounted as /home/, and the images are in /home/new/, you would enter /new/.


An entry without a leading slash may cause the installation to fail.
Select OK to continue. Proceed with Chapter 16, Installing Using Anaconda.