2.1.5 Performing FirstBoot Configuration Tasks


If you are performing a kickstart installation, FirstBoot does not run unless the kickstart configuration installs the Desktop packages, including the X Window System, enables graphical installation, and configures a non-administrative user. See Chapter 3, Installing Oracle Linux by Using Kickstart.

FirstBoot runs only after an initial installation and guides you through the various remaining configuration tasks.

  1. Click Forward to display the License Information window.

  2. Select Yes, I agree to the license agreement, and click Forward to display the Set Up Software Updates window.

  3. If your system has an active network connection, you can register your system with ULN and subscribe the system to software and Ksplice updates.

    Click Forward to display the Create User window.

  4. Create a non-administrative user account. If you have an existing IPA, LDAP, Kerberos, NIS, or Winbind user database, click Use Network Login to configure the system to obtain user account information from the network server. Click Advanced if you want to specify the user's home directory or user ID.

    Click Forward to display the Date and Time window.

  5. Set the current date and time. You can choose to synchronize the system's date and time from an NTP server.

    Click Forward to display the Kdump window.

  6. If required, enable the Kdump kernel crash dump mechanism and configure the amount of memory to reserve for it. If your system crashes, Kdump captures information that assists in determining the cause of the crash.

    Click Finish to complete FirstBoot configuration and display the graphical login screen.