Red Hat Linux 5.1
The Official Red Hat Linux Installation Guide

Red Hat Software, Inc.
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Copyright 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 Red Hat Software, Inc.

Red Hat is a registered trademark and the Red Hat Shadow Man logo, RPM, the RPM logo, and Glint are trademarks of Red Hat Software, Inc.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Motif and UNIX are registered trademarks of The Open Group.

Alpha is a trademark of Digital Equipment Corporation.

SPARC is a registered trademark of SPARC International, Inc. Products bearing the SPARC trademarks are based on an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Netscape is a registered trademark of Netscape Communications Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

All other trademarks and copyrights referred to are the property of their respective owners.

ISBN: 1-888172-09-6

Revision: Inst-5.1-HTML-RHS (5/98)

Red Hat Software, Inc.
4201 Research Commons, Suite 100
79 T. W. Alexander Drive
P. O. Box 13588
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(919) 547-0012

The HTML version of the Official Red Hat Linux 5.1 Installation Guide was produced using dlh by David Mosberger-Tang. You can learn more about dlh by visiting davidm/dlh.html.

While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this book, the publisher assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.

The Official Red Hat Linux 5.1 Installation Guide may be reproduced and distributed in whole or in part, in any medium, physical or electronic, so long as this copyright notice remains intact and unchanged on all copies. Commercial redistribution is permitted and encouraged, but you may not redistribute it, in whole or in part, under terms more restrictive than those under which you received it.


1 New Features Of Red Hat Linux 5.1

2 Before You Begin

3 Starting the Installation

4 Continuing the Installation

5 Finishing the Installation

6 What Do I Do Now?

7 Finding Documentation

8 Package Management with RPM

9 Control Panel

10 Glint

11 System Administration

A Getting Technical Support

B Making Installation Diskettes

C Package List

D General Parameters

E Red Hat Linux Frequently Asked Questions

F Information Specific to Red Hat Linux/SPARC