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This chapter explains how to install Red Hat Linux from the CD-ROM using the graphical, mouse-based installation program. The following topics will be discussed:
If you have used a graphical user interface (GUI)
before, you will be familiar with this process. If not, simply use your
mouse to navigate the screens, "click" buttons, or enter text fields. You
can also navigate through the installation using the
The Red Hat Linux installation program offers more than the dialog boxes of the installation process. Several different kinds of diagnostic messages are available to you, in addition to providing a way to enter commands from a shell prompt. The installation program displays these messages on five virtual consoles, among which you can switch using a single keystroke combination.
These virtual consoles can be helpful if you encounter a problem while installing Red Hat Linux. Messages displayed on the installation or system consoles can help pinpoint a problem. Please see Table 4-1 for a listing of the virtual consoles, keystrokes to switch to them, and their contents.
Table 4-1. Console, Keystrokes, and Contents
Generally, there is no reason to leave the default console (virtual console #7) unless you are attempting to diagnose installation problems.
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