Installation Complete

Installation Complete!

Congratulations! Your Red Hat Linux 8.0 installation is now complete!

The installation program will prompt you to prepare your system for reboot.


Remove any installation media (diskette in the diskette drive or CD in the CD-ROM drive) if they are not ejected automatically upon reboot.

If you do not have a boot loader installed and configured, you will need to use the boot disk you created during the installation now.

After your computer's normal power-up sequence has completed, you should see the graphical boot loader prompt, at which you can do any of the following things:

  • Press Enter — Causes the default boot entry to be booted.

  • Select a boot label and press Enter — Causes the boot loader to boot the operating system corresponding to the boot label. (Press ? or Tab at LILO's text mode boot loader prompt for a list of valid boot labels.)

  • Do nothing — After the boot loader's timeout period (by default, five seconds), the boot loader will automatically boot the default OS entry.

Do whatever is appropriate to boot Red Hat Linux. You should see one or more screens of messages scroll by. Eventually, you should see a login: prompt or a GUI login screen (if you installed the X Window System and chose to start X automatically).


If you are not sure what to do next, see Part II, which covers topics relating to the basics of your system and introduces you to using Red Hat Linux.

If you are a more experienced user looking for information on administration topics or system configuration, you may find the Official Red Hat Linux Administrator’s Guide (also from Red Hat Press) a worthwhile companion to this book.

The first time your system boots, the Setup Agent will appear and walk you through the initial configuration of your system. See Chapter 4 for more information on the Setup Agent.

The Red Hat Documentation Team - Official Red Hat Linux User's Guide
The Red Hat Documentation Team - Official Red Hat Linux User's Guide
Year: 2002
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