12.2. 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 12.1. Boot Methods and Installation Sources

Boot method Installation source
Full installation media (DVD) The boot media itself
Minimal boot media (CD or DVD) Full installation DVD ISO image or the installation tree extracted from this image, placed in a network location or on a hard drive
Network boot Full installation DVD ISO image or the installation tree extracted from this image, placed in a network location