Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Nahant .6)

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux is delivered on multiple CD-ROMs consisting of installation CD-ROMs and source code CD-ROMs.

The first installation CD-ROM can be directly booted into the installation on most modern systems, and contains the following directory structure (where /media/cdrom is the mount point of the CD-ROM):


  |----> RedHat
  |        |----> RPMS         -- binary packages
  |        `----> base         -- information on this release of Red Hat
  |                               Enterprise Linux used by the installation
  |                               process
  |----> images                -- boot CD-ROM image
  |----> isolinux              -- Files used for booting from CD
  |----> README                -- this file
  |----> RELEASE-NOTES         -- the latest information about this release
  |                               of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  `----> RPM-GPG-KEY           -- GPG signature for packages from Red Hat


The remaining Installation CD-ROMs are similar to Installation CD-ROM 1, except that only the RedHat subdirectory is present.

The directory layout of each source code CD-ROM is as follows:

  |----> SRPMS                 -- source packages
  `----> RPM-GPG-KEY           -- GPG signature for packages from Red Hat


If you are setting up an installation tree for NFS, FTP, or HTTP installations, you must copy the RELEASE-NOTES files and all files from the RedHat directory on all operating systems CD-ROMs. On Linux and UNIX systems, the following process will properly configure the target directory on your server (repeat for each CD-ROM):

  1. Insert CD-ROM

  2. mount /media/cdrom

  3. cp -a /media/cdrom/RedHat <target-directory>

  4. cp /media/cdrom/RELEASE-NOTES* <target-directory> (Installation CD 1 only)

  5. umount /media/cdrom

(Where <target-directory> represents the path to the directory to contain the installation tree.)


Do not copy the Extras CD-ROM, or any of the layered product CD-ROMs, as this will overwrite files necessary for Anaconda's proper operation.

These CD-ROMs must be installed after Red Hat Enterprise Linux has been installed.


Many computers can now automatically boot from CD-ROMs. If you have such a machine (and it is properly configured) you can boot the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation CD-ROM 1 directly. After booting, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation program will start, and you will be able to install your system from the CD-ROM.

The images/ directory contains the file boot.iso. This file is an ISO image that can be used to boot the Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation program. It is a handy way to start network-based installations. To use boot.iso, your computer must be able to boot from its CD-ROM drive, and its BIOS settings must be configured to do so. You must then burn boot.iso onto a recordable/rewriteable CD-ROM.

Another image file contained in the images/ directory is diskboot.img. This file is designed for use with USB pen drives (or other bootable media with a capacity larger than a diskette drive). Use the dd command to write the image.


The ability to use this image file with a USB pen drive depends on the ability of your system's BIOS to boot from a USB device.


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