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1.3 Planning the Installation

The following table is intended to help you prepare and record the information that you need to install a system.

Installation Setting


Text-based or graphical installation.


Installation language.


Installation keyboard layout.


The network interface to use for installation (if any), and its IP address, netmask, and gateway settings if you do not use DHCP.

Use DHCP?: [yes][no]
IP address:

Type of medium to use for installation: DVD, hard disk, NFS, or URL.

If hard disk, the device name and directory path of the image.

If NFS, the domain name or IP address of the NFS server, the exported path of the directory that contains the installation image, any NFS mount options that are required.

If URL, the URL of the installation image and any required HTTP proxy settings.

Dev name:
Dir path:
NFS server:
Export path:
Mount opts:
Image URL:
Proxy server:
Proxy user:
Proxy password:

Storage devices on which you intend to install the operating system, such as a local hard disk.

For iSCSI or FCoE connections, the WWID or the port, target, and LUN to be used.

Local storage device(s):
Remote storage device(s)

The fully qualified domain name of the system, or if you intend to use DHCP to provide network settings, just the host name.

System FQDN:
Host name:

Any other network interface to be configured during installation, and their IP address, netmask, and gateway settings if you do not use DHCP.

Use DHCP?: [yes][no]
IP address:

The country and city to use when specifying the time zone.


The layout of the storage devices on which the operating system's file systems will be installed, including any provision for logical volume management or RAID configuration.

Physical partitions:

Use LVM: [yes][no]
LVM physical volume:
LVM volume group:

Use RAID: [yes][no]
RAID: [0][1][4][5][6][10]
RAID devices:

The amount of space required for each file system (/, /boot, /home, /var/tmp, and so on), the file system type, and whether the block device underlying each file system should be encrypted.

Enc: [yes][no]

Enc: [yes][no]

The software packages that should be installed on the system as determined by the system's intended purpose. For example: Database Server, Web Server, Desktop, or Software Development Workstation.


Any optional packages to be installed.

Optional packages:

The URLs of any additional repositories and proxy settings to be used for package installation.

Repo URL:
Proxy server:
Proxy user:
Proxy password:
The following settings apply only if you choose to install the Desktop packages, causing FirstBoot to run:

Whether the system should be registered with ULN.

Register with ULN?: [yes][no]

Whether the system should be registered for Ksplice updates.

Register for Ksplice?: [yes][no]

The name and other settings for a non-administrative user account.

User name:
Other user-specific

Whether to enable the Kdump kernel crash dump mechanism and the amount of memory to reserve for it.

Enable Kdump?: [yes][no]
Memory to reserve: