Most installations of Red Hat Linux begin by booting from the first installation CD or the installation DVD. When the system boots from the CD or DVD, it displays a
: prompt. You can respond to this prompt by entering a variety of commands, by pressing
without entering a command, or by not doing anything. In all cases, the system boots Red Hat Linux from the CD. If you are installing from files on the local hard disk or over a network, give the command
in response to the
The program that installs Red Hat Linux is named Anaconda. Anaconda identifies the hardware, builds the filesystems, and
or upgrades the Red Hat Linux operating system. Anaconda can run in textual or graphical (default) interactive mode or in batch mode (Kickstart). Anaconda does not write to the hard disk until it displays the Begin Installation screen. Until it displays this screen, you can press
to abort the installation without making any changes to the hard disk.
The Disk Druid graphical disk-partitioning program can add, delete, and modify partitions and logical
(LVs) on a hard disk during installation. The
on and manipulates hard disk partitions before or after installation. The
utility works with LVs after installation.
A dual-boot system can boot one of two operating systems, frequently Windows and Linux. The biggest problem in setting up a dual-boot system,
you want to add Linux to a Windows system, is finding enough disk space for Linux.
Fedora Core 5 uses the X.org X Window System version X11R7.0. Under X.org, the primary configuration file is named
Red Hat Linux uses the GNOME display manager (
) to provide a graphical login, even if you are using a KDE desktop. The
utility configures the login presented by
by editing the