Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 Installation Guide with Screenshots

This is the article which will guide you step-by-step installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (Santiago) with screenshots. Current stable version is 6.3 (mirror update 3). Red Hat Enterprise Linux is one of the best and stable Linux Operating systems.


RHEL 6 Installation Guide


Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a Linux-based operating system developed by Red Hat and targeted the commercial market.

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is available on the following architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is released in server versions for x86, x86-64 for Itanium, PowerPC and IBM System z, and Desktop versions. Download center for RHEL 6 DVD/CD from

There are numbers of new technology and features are added; some of the important features are listed below:

  • Ext4 a default filesystem, and the optional XFS filesystem.
  • XEN is replaced by KVM (Kernel based Virtualization). However, XEN is supported till RHEL 5 life cycle.
  • Supported future ready Filesystem called Btrfs pronounced “Better F S”.
  • Upstart event driven which contains scripts that are only activated when they are needed. With Upstart, RHEL 6 has adopted a new and much faster alternative for the old System V boot procedure

There are number of installation types such as unattended installation called Kickstart, and Text-based Installer, I’ve used Graphical Installer. And I have installed it on my testing environment. Please choose packages during installation as per your need. So, let’s get started. Boot Computer Using Red Hat 6 Installation CD/DVD.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Installation


1. Select Install or upgrade existing system options:-


Select Install or Upgrade

2. Select Language:-


Select RHEL 6 Language

3. Select keyboard type:-


Select RHEL 6 Keyboard

4. Choose skip media test, click ok if you want to check media:-


Skip RHEL 6 media test

5. Select storage device:-


Select RHEL 6 Storage Device

6. Type computer name or hostname:-


Set RHEL 6 Hostname

7. Select time zone location:-


Set RHEL 6 TimeZone

8. Enter password for root user:-


Set RHEL 6 root Password

9. Select type of installation and review partitioning layout carefully also may choose Encrypt system:-


Select RHEL 6 Partition Layout

10. Review partitioning layout, modify if needed. I have chosen default setup with Ext4 and LVM:-


Choose RHEL 6 Filesystem type





11.  Manually configuration of LVM and RAID storage:-


Configure RHEL 6 LVM and Raid





12. Creating partition and formatting filesystems:-


Creating RHEL 6 Partitions





13. Configuring boot loader options, also can give boot loader password for security reason:-


Set RHEL 6 boot loader password





14. Select applications to install and select customize now:-


Select RHEL 6 Installation Packages





15. Customize package selections:-


RHEL 6 Packages Selection





16. Installation progress:-


RHEL 6 Installation Process





17. Installation is completed successfully:-


RHEL 6 Installation Completed





18. Please reboot your computer and login with root credentials as you set in the Step #8:-


Reboot RHEL 6 Installation





19.Login Screen:-



RHEL 6 Login Screen

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