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Boot loader options
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11) Boot loader options: (Image 2.1)

Boot Loader options are displayed.

If this is the only OS to be installed, I recommend to install a boot loader, such as Grub (the default).

If this is part of a Multi-Boot System, I recommend to not install a boot loader and use a boot floppy, created later on in the install process, instead.

Important: If you chose to NOT install a boot loader and NOT make a boot floppy, your Red Hat installation will NOT work.

Install a boot loader
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12) Install a boot loader: (Image 2.2)

Please view my Multi-Boot Guide for more information about Boot Floppies.

Network setup
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13) Network setup: (Image 2.3)

Network setup options are next.

Enter in the required information for your particular setup, here.

I chose the default, DHCP setup, then selected Next.

Firewall setup
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14) Firewall setup: (Image 2.4)

Firewall setup is very important!

If this system will be connected directly to the internet, choose High to start out with.

If this system is already behind a hardware firewall or router, choose Medium as a good starting point.

Language Selection
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15) Language Selection: (Image 2.5)

Additional Language options are also available.

Since I understand no other language besides English, the default was fine.

Time Zone
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16) Time Zone Selection: (Image 2.6)

Configure your Time Zone with this display.

Being on the West Coast, Pacific Time was selected here.

Choose what is right for your location and then select Next to continue.

Create a root or administrator password
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17) Create a root or administrator password: (Image 2.7)

Another important part of the installation process is to create a root or administrator password and a "normal" user account for everyday tasks.

DO NOT leave your root password as blank or easily guessable.

Add button
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18) Add users: (Image 2.8)

After acceptance of your root password, select the Add button to create an additional account for everyday tasks. Do not worry. If at anytime you need to use the root account to change system settings, you can. You will be prompted for the password even if you are logged in as a regular user.

After creating a new account and selecting a "good" password, select the OK button.

Add as many users as you wish
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19) Add as many users as you wish: (Image 2.9)

Your display could look something like this.

Add as many users as you wish, then select Next to continue.

Default package configuration
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20) Default package configuration: (Image 2.10)

Here, you have the option of accepting the default package configuration, or selecting exactly what applications and services you desire.

If you wish, you can skip this step and select Next as the default option and your system will be configured accordingly.

However, if you desire to add or subtract particular applications, choose the Customize packages to be installed button and select Next.

 

Selecting exactly what packages
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21) Selecting exactly what packages: (Image 2.11)

Here you will have the option of selecting exactly what packages and applications you wish to install.

Detailed descriptions about each are also available, after selecting the check box on the left of the category, by selecting the details button.

Upon completing your options, select Next to continue.

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