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How to Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

Posted by Zahid on January 5, 2010.

In this tutorial I am going to demonstrate a typical RHEL 4 AS (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Advanced Server) installation. I usually do this kind of installation to host oracle test databases. You can customize this process a little bit to suite your environment. I will use a DVD media for RHEL 4 AS.

1. You need to put the DVD in your computer and boot the computer from that DVD.

  • Install Options
  • 2. Next the installer will offer you if you want to check the DVD media before installation. Choose skip here.

  • Disk Check
  • 3. Next you will see the first page of the Installation wizard. Press Next.

  • Welcome Page
  • 4. Select the Language that will be used in the rest of the installation.

  • Installation Language
  • 5. Select the keyboard type.

  • Keyboard Type
  • 6. Now you need to tell what do you want to do with your disk. I usually choose "Manually Partition with Disk Druid" and create the partitions I need on the disk.

  • Hard Drive Partitioning
  • 7. Here is our disk all free space if this is a fresh disk. This is a 25gb disk. Click "New" to create a partition.

  • Create New Partitions
  • 8. First partition will be boot partition size 100m. This will allow the OS to keep the boot record on a separate partition.

  • Create Boot Partition
  • 9. The second partition will be /tmp. The size of /tmp depends upon the oracle database I am going to install e.g. Oracle 10g requires 400mb of space in /tmp and Oracle 11g requires at least 1gb. I will create /tmp with a size of 800m as I am gonna have Oracle 10g installed on this system.

  • Create Tmp Partition
  • 10. Then comes the swap partition. The swap's size is dependant on the amount of physical RAM you have. I have 2G of RAM so the swap should be 1.5 times of 2G i.e. 3G. (This formula works for both Oracle 10g and 11g.)

  • Create Swap Partition
  • 11. The fourth partition will be /u01, a partition that will be used specifically for oracle software and database files. I am setting the size to 10gb.

  • Create Partition for Oracle
  • 12. The fifth partition is the "/" which is the root mount point for the operating system. We give it all the space left on the disk.

  • Create root "/" Partition
  • 13. This is how your partitioning scheme should look like when you are done.

  • Review Partitions
  • 14. This screen will ask you if you want to keep the boot record on the disk or not. Keep the defaults and press next.

  • Boot Loader Options
  • 15. Here we will configure the network. Set the hostname manually as can be seen in the following screen shot. You can also set your network gateway and DNS on this screen. Then click the Edit Button against Network Devices to configure network settings.

  • Network Configuration
  • 16. Provide the IP Address and Network Mask. Uncheck the checkbox "Configure Using DHCP". The checkbox "Activate on boot" should be checked. Once done press "OK".

  • Network Device COnfiguration
  • 17. Provide your preference for "Firewall" and SELinux. Select "No Firewall" and set SELinux to "Disabled".

  • Firewall and SELinux Settings
  • 18. Select the default language for the system.

  • System Language
  • 19. Provide your timezone settings here.

  • Timezone Settings
  • 20. Provide password for the root (Linux Administrator) user.

  • Password for Root user
  • 21. Select the OS packages that you need. Mostly leaving it as default should be okay. But it is a nice idea to install some development packages which oracle may need while installation. Select "Customize software packages to be installed" and press Next.

  • Install Packages
  • 22. All packages are listed. Just check or uncheck the package to add or remove from the installation. When checked all typical components of that package are selected. If you want to change it press "Details" link and there you can add or remove internal components of a package.

  • Custom Packages
  • 23. Press next here, to start the installation.

  • Start Installation
  • 24. This will take several minutes, before the installation is complete.

  • Installation Progress
  • 25. Once the installation is complete the installer will ask you to reboot. Click "Reboot" and remove any media from DVD before the system restarts.

  • Reboot System
  • 26. After rebooting you will have to do some setup tasks. This is the Welcome page of the setup wizard. Press Next.

  • Welcome to Post Installation setup
  • 27. Accept the license agreement and pres Next.

  • License Agreement
  • 28. Set the date and time.

  • Date and Time Settings
  • 29. Provide your display settings here.

  • Display Settings
  • 30. Red Hat Login page. If you have a Red Hat Login information provide it here and press next. If don't have a Red Hat Login select "Tell me why I need to register and provide a Red Hat Login".

  • Provide Red Hat Login
  • 31. If you have chosen not to provide Red Hat Login Information, then this page shows up telling you why you need to register with Red Hat. Select "I can not complete registration at this time. Remind me later." and press "Next".

  • Why Should you resgister
  • 32. Use this page to create any additional system users other then root.

  • Additional System Users
  • 33. Use this page to install any additional software. Press Finish when done. The system will reboot again.

  • Additional Softwares
  • 34. This is the finish setup page. Press "Next" and the system will reboot again.

  • Setup Finished
  • 35. After reboot you will see the login screen. Login as root here using the password you provided during the install.

  • Login Screen
  • 36. This is your RHEL 4 AS desktop. The installation is successful.

  • Desktop
  • See also:
    How to Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    Create Virtual Machine using VMWare
    Install Oracle 10g Release 2 on RHEL 5
    Install Oracle 11g Release 2 on RHEL 5
    Install Oracle 11g Release 1 on RHEL 5