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Installation Guide for Linux Operating Systems
RHEL 5.5 or 6.0 (or subsequent release) CD or DVD set (internal or external CD/DVD)
Note - KickStart is Red Hat's automated installation method. It enables a system administrator to create a single image containing the settings for some or all installation and configuration parameters that are normally provided during a typical Red Hat Linux installation. Typically, a KickStart image is placed on a single network server and read by multiple systems for installation.
The following requirements must be met prior to performing the RHEL PXE installation:
If you are using a KickStart image to perform the installation, you must:
Create a KickStart file.
Create a boot media with the KickStart file or make the KickStart file available on the network.
Follow the KickStart installation instructions in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux: System Administration Guide at: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise.
To use PXE to boot the installation media over the network, you must:
Configure the network (NFS, FTP, HTTP) server to export the installation tree.
Configure the files on the TFTP server necessary for PXE booting.
Configure the Sun Server X2-4 MAC network port address to boot from the PXE configuration.
Configure the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
Follow the PXE network installation instructions in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux: System Administration Guide at:
Note - The following steps use Oracle ILOM 3.1 command syntax. If you are using Oracle ILOM 3.0, refer to the Oracle ILOM 3.0 Documentation Collection at http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=ilom30.
The BIOS screen appears.
Note - The next events occur very quickly; therefore, focused attention is needed for the following steps. Watch carefully for these messages as they appear on the screen for a brief time. You might want to enlarge the size of your screen to eliminate scroll bars.
The Please Select Boot Device menu appears listing the available boot device.
The network bootloader loads and a boot prompt appears. After a few seconds the installation kernel will begin to load.