7.2. Installing from a Different Source
You can install Red Hat Enterprise Linux from the ISO images stored on hard disk, or from a network using NFS, FTP, HTTP, or HTTPS methods. Experienced users frequently use one of these methods because it is often faster to read data from a hard disk or network server than from a DVD.
The following table summarizes the different boot methods and recommended installation methods to use with each:
Table 7.1. Boot methods and installation sources
|Boot method||Installation source|
|Installation DVD||DVD, network, or hard disk|
|Installation USB flash drive||Installation DVD, network, or hard disk|
|Minimal boot CD or USB, rescue CD||Network or hard disk|
Refer to Section 3.7, “Selecting an Installation Method” for information about installing from locations other than the media with which you booted the system.