2.3.2 RedHat installation
Installation of RedHat is easy, simply boot off the RedHat 6.2 CD ROM and
choose the defaults for most options, with the following exceptions:
We chose Server for our installation type.
Our network was token ring based; hence, we chose to set up the tr0
interface for the token ring. This option is available only from a GUI setup;
it is not available when installing in text mode.
As previously mentioned in 2.2, Installation overview on page 8, we
created a userID called admin.
Since we would also need an X11 server to later configure WebSphere
using a Web browser, we upgraded the Linux installation for the front end
server to include X11. Remember to install at least the following for X11:
XFree SVGA server
A XFree86 server specific for the video card (in our case, we used the
XFree S3 server)
various XFree86 fonts
We found that choosing the combination of IBM G74 and S3 Trio3D with 4
MB RAM would not pass the X Configuration page's test configuration
button test. The fix was to specify a custom monitor as SVGA
non interlaced, 50 90 Hz.
Once installation was complete, the CD was removed from the CD ROM
drive, and the server was rebooted.
We can now proceed to the application installation phase.
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