How to install Red hat Linux 5 on your system (Graphical installation)

This article is all about how to install red hat Linux 5 in VMware workstation on your system. Here in this article, first of all, we install VMware workstation on our system then use the following process to install the Linux operating system on your system. It is the same as Linux installation on your real machine. But VMware is a very useful platform for beginners who want to learn the Linux operating system. VMware and Virtual Box are the two useful platforms that provide a virtual platform to install and learn Linux. By installing Linux in a virtual machine you can easily learn Linux without affecting your real machine. So beginners always use VMware workstation to learn the Linux operating system.

Complete guide on Virtualization is here How to install VirtualBox on Windows and importance of Virtualization along with How to Configure VirtualBox on Windows and How to Install and Configure VMware on your PC

Now use the following steps to install the Linux operating system on your system and VMware workstation also. Video link is also available at the end of the article if you want to watch then click on it and enjoy.

1. If you use cd and bootable USB drive to install the Linux operating system. First of all, it will ask whether you wanna test the operating system on this media (CD or USB) is runnable or not. Simply click on the skip option.

check installation media

2. Now click on the Next option on the following screen.

choose next install rhel5

3. Now after that, it will ask you for what language would you like to use during the installation process. choose a language in which you are comfortable in the Linux operating system. then click on the Next button.

operating system language

4. Now after that, it will ask you to select the appropriate keyboard language from the list of languages for your system and click on the Next button to proceed.

choose keyboard language for rhel5

5. After that, it will ask you to give the installation key. If you have any key then simply paste in that appropriate box and click on the Ok option. Otherwise, choose to Skip entering Installation Number and then click on the Ok button to proceed.

installation key for rhel5

6. If you don’t have any installation key and choose to skip installation number then after that it will show a skip pop-up screen on your system. Now in that pop-up screen click on the Skip button to proceed.

skip installation number in rhel5

7. After that, it will ask you for initialize drive now click on YES option to use your hard drive for Linux operating system.

drive initialization in rhel5

8. Now after that create partitions in Linux by using create custom layout option from the drop-down menu from the following screen.

create custom layout option in rhel5

9. Now after that click on the Next option to proceed.

choose create custom layout and click on next in rhel5

10. After that, it will show all of your hard drives free space on your screen. Now choose that free space from your hard drive and then click on the New option to create a new partition.

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11. Now add partition wizard will be opened on your screen now to create a primary partition then type “/” in mount point and choose ext3 file system type. After that give the size to that partition like I am having 23547 MB space available and I am giving 18000 MB to this primary partition. Then click on the OK button to proceed.

add ext3 partition in rhel5

12. Now the ext3 partition will be created on your system. After that again select remaining free space and click on the New option to create a new partition in Linux.

add a new partition in rhel5

13. Now after clicking on New option Add partition wizard will be opened on your screen. First, choose the file system as swap and then give a size to your swap partition. Always remember that the size of your swap partition will be twice of your system’s total RAM otherwise swap partition is not usable.

add swap partition in rhel5

14. Now you will see that your swap partition will be also created. Now to save these partitions on your hard disk click on the Next button.

save newly created partition in rhel5

15. Now click on the Next button to install grub boot loader on your hard drive.

install grub boot loader in rhel5

16. Now after that Network devices will be opened on your screen. Now make sure that all the network devices will be marked then click on the Next button to proceed.

set network devices in rhel5

17. Now after that select date and time zone according to your country from the following screen and then click on the Next button to proceed.

select date and time zone in rhel5

18. Now after that, it will ask you for the root user password which helps you to log into your system. It is the same as the admin’s password. After giving the root password click on the Next button to proceed.

set root password in rhel5

19. After that, it will ask you for Linux customization on this screen simply choose to customize later option then click on the Next button without any change. After that, it will take all the information provided by you and calculate the package needed for installation.

customize the software selection in rhel5

20. Now after that click on the Next button to start the Linux installation process on your system.

linux installation process in rhel5

21. Now it will format all of your hard drives and then start package installation on your system. Installation might take several minutes. So wait for some time and do not restart and shut down your system while installing Linux on your system.

installation process start in rhel5
installation process completed in rhel5

22. After the installation process is completed it will ask you to reboot your system. Now simply click on the Reboot option then remove your media (CD or USB drive) which is used to install Linux on your system.

reboot system in rhel5 after installation is complete

23. Now the process of rebooting the system will be started and it looks like given below figure.

rebooting the system in rhel5 installation process
booting screen for rhel5 linux
rebooting all the processes in rhel5

24. After that, you saw that a welcome screen will be opened on your system. Now simply click on the Forward option to proceed.

welcome screen for software setup in rhel5

25. Now after that, it will ask you for the license agreement. Simply click on Yes, I agree to the License Agreement option to continue and click on the Forward button to proceed.

license agreement in rhel5

26. Now after that set firewall for your system using the firewall setup wizard. Now make sure that the ssh box is checked so ssh service is enabled on your system then click on the  Forward button to proceed.

firewall setup in rhel5

27. Now after that, it will ask you for SELinux (Security-Enhanced Linux). Now simply choose Enforcing option from the drop-down menu and then click on the Forward button to proceed.

SELinux setup wizard in rhel5

28. Now after that, it will show you Kdump screen no need to change on this. Simply click on the Forward option to proceed.

kdump setting in rhel5

29. Now set date and time for your system and then click on the Forward button to proceed.

set date and time in rhel5 linux

30. Now after that, it will ask you to set up software updates to your system. Now choose N0, I prefer to register later option and then click on the Forward option to proceed.

set up software updates in rhel5

31. Now after that a pop-up will be opened on your screen in it choose No thanks, I’ll connect later option.

set security and other updates in rhel5

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32. Now after that click on the Forward option to proceed further in the software setup process.

finish update setup in rhel5

33. Now after that, It will ask you to create users. If you want to create users at that time than fill entries otherwise leave entries blank and click on the Forward option to proceed.

create users in rhel5

34. After that, a pop-up screen will be opened on your screen in it click on the Continue option to skip user creation. You can create the users later after the configuration is completed.

skip user creation process in rhel5

35. After that, set a sound card for your system using the sound card configuration wizard. sound cards default setting is ok, So we do not change anything in it and click on the Forward option to proceed.

set sound card in rhel5

36. After that, it will ask you to install software through a CD. Now click on the Finish button to proceed and finish all the configurations in Linux.

set additional CDs in rhel5 for installing additional software's

37. After the installation process is complete it will ask you for the username. Now provide the username as root and press enter to proceed.

enter username in rhel5

38. After that, it will ask you for your root password which is set by you in previous steps. Here type root password in it and press enter to open your Linux operating system on your computer.

type password for root on login screen in rhel5

39. Now, all set and your Linux will be successfully installed on your system and it is ready to use.

rhel5 desktop or homescreen after installation is completed

THAT’S IT 

If you have any queries regarding this solved out through the comment section.

If you want to saw this all process in video format click on given below link

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