Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

Installation Guide for the IBM® POWER Architecture

Table of Contents
1. Document Conventions
2. How to Use This Manual
2.1. We Need Feedback!
3. Accessibility Solutions
1. Steps to Get You Started
1.1. Where to Find Other Manuals
1.2. Preparation for eServer OpenPower, p5, and i5
1.3. Preparation for iSeries
1.4. Preparation for pSeries
1.5. Do You Have Enough Disk Space?
1.6. Can You Install Using the CD-ROM?
1.7. Preparing for a Network Installation
1.7.1. Using ISO Images for NFS Installs
1.8. Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation
2. Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2.1. The Graphical Installation Program User Interface
2.1.1. Booting the OpenPower, p5, i5, and pSeries Installation Program
2.1.2. Booting the iSeries Installation Program
2.1.3. A Note about Virtual Consoles on OpenPower, p5, and pSeries
2.1.4. Using the HMC vterm
2.1.5. Using the iSeries Virtual Console
2.2. The Text Mode Installation Program User Interface
2.2.1. Using the Keyboard to Navigate
2.3. Installing from CD-ROM
2.3.1. What If the IDE CD-ROM Was Not Found?
2.4. Installing from a Hard Drive
2.5. Performing a Network Installation
2.6. Installing via NFS
2.7. Installing via FTP
2.8. Installing via HTTP
2.9. Welcome to Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2.10. Language Selection
2.11. Keyboard Configuration
2.12. Disk Partitioning Setup
2.13. Automatic Partitioning
2.14. Partitioning Your System
2.14.1. Graphical Display of Hard Drive(s)
2.14.2. Disk Druid's Buttons
2.14.3. Partition Fields
2.14.4. Recommended Partitioning Scheme
2.14.5. Adding Partitions
2.14.6. Editing Partitions
2.14.7. Deleting a Partition
2.15. Network Configuration
2.16. Firewall Configuration
2.17. Language Support Selection
2.18. Time Zone Configuration
2.19. Set Root Password
2.20. Package Group Selection
2.21. Preparing to Install
2.22. Installing Packages
2.23. Installation Complete
2.24. Activate Your Subscription
2.24.1. Provide a Red Hat Login
2.24.2. Provide Your Subscription Number
2.24.3. Connect Your System
2.25. Rescue Mode on POWER Systems
2.25.1. Special Considerations for Accessing the SCSI Utilities from Rescue Mode
A. Upgrading Your Current System
A.1. Determining Whether to Upgrade or Re-Install
A.2. Upgrading Your System
A.3. Upgrading Packages
A.4. Upgrade Complete
B. Troubleshooting Your Installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
B.1. You are Unable to Boot Red Hat Enterprise Linux
B.1.1. Is Your System Displaying Signal 11 Errors?
B.2. Trouble Beginning the Installation
B.2.1. Is Your Mouse Not Detected?
B.3. Trouble During the Installation
B.3.1. No devices found to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux Error Message
B.3.2. Saving Traceback Messages Without a Diskette Drive
B.3.3. Trouble with Partition Tables
B.3.4. Other Partitioning Problems for IBM™ POWER System Users
B.3.5. Are You Seeing Python Errors?
B.4. Problems After Installation
B.4.1. Unable to IPL from *NWSSTG
B.4.2. Booting into a Graphical Environment
B.4.3. Problems with the X Window System (GUI)
B.4.4. Problems with the X Server Crashing and Non-Root Users
B.4.5. Problems When You Try to Log In
B.4.6. Your Printer Does Not Work
B.4.7. Apache-based httpd service/Sendmail Hangs During Startup
C. An Introduction to Disk Partitions
C.1. Hard Disk Basic Concepts
C.1.1. It is Not What You Write, it is How You Write It
C.1.2. Partitions: Turning One Drive Into Many
C.1.3. Partitions within Partitions — An Overview of Extended Partitions
C.1.4. Making Room For Red Hat Enterprise Linux
C.1.5. Partition Naming Scheme
C.1.6. Disk Partitions and Other Operating Systems
C.1.7. Disk Partitions and Mount Points
C.1.8. How Many Partitions?
D. Driver Media
D.1. Why Do I Need Driver Media?
D.1.1. So What Is Driver Media Anyway?
D.1.2. How Do I Obtain Driver Media?
D.1.3. Using a Driver Image During Installation
E. Additional Boot Options