Installation of Red Hat 8.0 on 960/980 Server
Part number 3501277,3501278,3501327,3501328,3501408,3501410,4000791
Note: Gateway has not tested this operating system on this particular platform but has verified basic functionality in a lab environment. This information is provided as a courtesy only to those server customers who choose to use this server operating systems.
- Red Hat 8.0 CD Set (three CDs)
- Blank 1.44-megabyte (MB) floppy disk
These instructions contain all the information needed to install Red Hat 8.0 on a 960/980 series server using the integrated hardware components and the Elite 1600 RAID card. These instructions work whether or not you have an Elite 1600 RAID card installed.
- With Red Hat CD 1 in the CD-ROM drive, start the computer. The computer should start to the CD.
- To continue the installation in graphical mode, press the ENTER key.
- After the kernel, the aic7xxx driver, and the megaraid drivers, if installed, load, you are prompted to verify the media. If you are using known good discs, select Skip, and then press ENTER. If these discs were just downloaded or purchased, select OK to verify the media.
- On the Welcome screen, click Next.
- When prompted for the default language, select the appropriate option. English is the default option. Click Next.
- Select your keyboard, if different than the default option, U.S. English, and then click Next.
- Select the mouse type. The 3-Button Mouse (PS/2) is the default option. Click Next.
- Select the appropriate type of installation:
- Workstation: Installs applications suitable for corporate users or developers as well as home users.
- Server: Installs applications that would typically run on a server.
- Laptop: Installs applications suitable to run on a laptop.
- Custom: Allows you to select the options you want to use.
For the purpose of this document, Server is selected. If you select a different option, the basic installation is the same. However, some options may not appear, or extra options may appear that are not outlined in this document. To continue, click Next.
- Select Automatically partition, the default option, and then click Next.
- If you have new hard drives or they are completely blank, you may receive a message that the device is unreadable and a prompt for initialization of the drive. Click Yes.
- Select Remove all partitions on this system, and then click Next.
- When prompted if you want to remove all data, click Yes.
- On the the Partitioning Scheme screen, make any necessary changes, and then click Next.
- On the Boot Loader Configuration screen, use the default options, and then click Next.
- Configure the settings on the network card (eth0 and eth1). Using the TAB key to move between the fields, make appropriate changes. Red Hat automatically populates many settings such as network and broadcast addresses. When completed, click Next.
- Select your firewall settings, or if you want to do this later, select No Firewall, and then click Next.
- Select any additional languages you want the system to support, and then click Next.
- Select the appropriate time zone, and then click Next.
- Set the root password and add a user for yourself. It is a good practice to create a separate user for yourself. You can then use the commands "su" or "sudo" to do things you need to as root.
- Make any changes to packages that you want to install or remove, and then click Next.
- To continue installation of packages, click Next. When prompted, insert the required CDs.
- To create a boot disk (recommended), select Yes, I would like to create a boot disk, and then click Next. Otherwise, select No, I do not want to create a boot disk, and then click Next.
- To exit the installation, click Exit.
Concluding Statements and Known Common Issues
Note: Depending on the type of installation, Red Hat 8.0 prompts you for screen and video settings. Use the default options.