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4.2.7. Running the Installation Script

The following procedure starts the installation procedure for Red Hat Satellite using a Managed Database. Ensure to run this procedure as the root user.

Warning

The Installation Script updates all required packages, which may include the kernel.

Procedure 4.14. Running the Installation Program

  1. Run the installation program from the /media/cdrom/ directory, with the --external-postgresql and --disconnected options.
    # ./install.pl --external-postgresql --disconnected
    

    Note

    The --disconnected option is required to prevent the installation program attempting to connect to Red Hat Network.
  2. The script first verifies the prerequisites Chapter 2, Requirements are met before proceeding with the installation.
    * Starting the Red Hat Satellite installer.
    * Performing pre-install checks.
    * Pre-install checks complete.  Beginning installation.
    
    The script performs host registration with Red Hat Subscription Manager (if not already done), installs and updates all required packages, and populates the database on the Managed Database Host.
  3. If the installation program prompts with the question, "Do you want the installer to resolve dependencies [y/N]?", reply y (Yes).
    * RHN Registration.
    ** Registration: Disconnected mode.  Not registering with RHN.
    * Checking for uninstalled prerequisites.
    ** Checking if yum is available ...
    There are some packages from Red Hat Enterprise Linux that are not part
    of the @base group that Satellite will require to be installed on this
    system. The installer will try resolve the dependencies automatically.
    However, you may want to install these prerequisites manually.
    Do you want the installer to resolve dependencies [y/N]? y
    * Installing RHN packages.
    Warning: yum did not install the following packages:
    	OpenIPMI
    	OpenIPMI-libs
    	lm_sensors-libs
    	net-snmp-libs
    * Now running spacewalk-setup.
    * Setting up SELinux..
    ** Database: Setting up database connection for PostgreSQL backend.
    Hostname (leave empty for local)? mydb.example.com
    Port [5432]? 
    Database? db
    Username? dbuser
    Password? password
    ** Database: Populating database.
    *** Progress: ###################################