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linux red hat

Presented by

Lonnye Bower

Chris Orona

Fardin Khan

  • Research for the Power Point presentation revealed that Linux is a free operating system that has been compared to and even rated better and faster than the Windows operating system. Additionally, Linux is very popular with software developers because of the many programming language compilers Linux is equipped with. One of the preferred features of Linux is the fact that one can run different applications at the same time on different desktops.
  • Our original intentions for this project were to include an actual demonstration of the RedHat installation. Unfortunately, after many hours were invested in the attempt to install Linux, we were unsuccessful. We attribute the failed installation to incompatible hardware, and have not given up on the belief that Linux is easy to install. We plan on successfully installing Linux in the near

future and will be happy to share our results with anyone


presentation contents
Presentation Contents
  • Intro
  • About Linux
  • Installation Requirements
  • Installation Notes
  • RedHat 6.2 Installation
  • KDE
  • Welcome to Linux
  • Adding a Printer
  • Resources
  • Key Terms
introduction to linux
Introduction to Linux
  • “line-ucks” or “lih-nicks”
  • Created primarily by Linus Torvalds in 1991
  • First commercial release was in March, 1992
introduction to linux con t
Introduction to Linux (con’t)
  • Linux is an operating system very much like Unix
    • Multi-tasking, multi-user
  • Developed by several users to replace Minix
  • Freely distributed, becoming more popular every day
why linux is so popular
Why Linux is so popular
  • Free
  • Reliable – no crashes
  • Simple to use and install
  • Developer friendly
  • Runs on several different platforms
  • Allows older 386 and 486 processors to run much faster
  • Can coexist with other OS’s
the linux kernel
The Linux kernel
  • Originally developed for the Intel 80386 CPU’s protected mode
  • Completely compatible with Unix standards
  • Allows shared executables
  • Supports demand paging
  • Uses a unified memory
  • Supports swap space
the linux kernel con t
The Linux kernel (con’t)
  • Uses dynamically shared libraries extensively
    • Allows full library linking
  • Supports a number of file systems
    • DOS
    • OS/2
  • Ideally suited for application development
the linux kernel con t11
The Linux kernel (con’t)
  • Includes several programming language compilers
    • C
    • C++
    • Fortran
    • Pascal
    • LISP
    • Ada
    • BASIC
linux and dos
Linux and DOS
  • Linux provides a DOS emulator, allowing DOS applications to be executed
    • WINE (Windows emulator)
    • WABI
  • Files can be transferred between the DOS and Linux file systems
    • Linux can access DOS partitions on a

hard disk directly

linux and tcp ip
Linux and TCP/IP
  • Provides complete TCP/IP networking software to
    • Create a local area network
    • Attach to an existing Ethernet LAN
    • Connect to the internet
linux environments
Linux environments
  • Text-based
  • Graphical user interface (GUI) – called “X” or “X Window”
    • Very popular, especially with users new to Linux
      • KDE
      • GNOME
importance of linux s xfree86
Importance of Linux’s XFree86
  • XFree86 is Linux’s GUI
  • Easy to use
  • Very similar to Windows environment
    • Windows users can make easy transition
  • Can install and run Windows applications
linux installation requirements
Linux installation requirements
  • Minimum installation
    • 80386SX or better
    • 2 MB RAM
    • Floppy disk drive
    • 40MB hard drive
    • Video card
    • Monitor
linux installation requirements con t
Linux installation requirements (con’t)
  • Realistic installation
    • Text based
      • 80386 or better
      • 8 MB RAM
    • GUI based
      • 80486 or Pentium class
      • 16 MB RAM
linux recommended hardware
Linux recommended hardware
  • Motherboards - ISA, EISA, PCI, VESA
  • RAM – 2 MB will work, 16 is best
    • Multi-user – 4 MB per user
  • Hard disk – IDE, EIDE, ESDI, RLL, SCSI
    • If using SCSI, only uses most common
  • Video – Almost any
  • Mouse – Any
  • Tape – Any SCSI
linux recommended hardware con t
Linux recommended hardware (con’t)
  • Removable media – Most SCSI
  • Printer – Almost any parallel or serial port
  • Modem – Most serial, if DOS can use it, Linux can too
  • NIC – 3Com, Novell, HP, Intel
    • Clones are NOT recommended!
linux distributions
Linux distributions
  • RedHat
  • Corel
  • Mandrake
  • Debian
  • Caldera
where to get linux
Where to get Linux
  • CD-ROM
    • Fry’s, Best Buy
  • WWW
  • FTP or BBS
  • Note: There are many other places

to get Linux!

redhat linux 6 2 installation notes
RedHat Linux 6.2 Installation Notes
  • Before installation
    • Check hardware compatibility!!!
  • Make sure you have enough disk space
  • Decide which installation method to use
    • CD-ROM
    • Hard Drive
    • Ftp
    • Http
redhat linux 6 2 installation notes con t
RedHat Linux 6.2 Installation Notes (con’t)
  • Decide how to start the installation
    • Bootable CD-ROM
    • Local media boot disk
      • Included with Official RedHat Linux 6.2 set
    • Network boot disk
    • PCMCIA boot disk
      • Used if CD-ROM drive is attached to PC

through PCMCIA card

redhat linux 6 2 installation notes con t26
RedHat Linux 6.2 Installation Notes (con’t)
  • Decide which installation type you need
    • Workstation
      • Most appropriate for Linux newbies
    • Server
      • Most appropriate for Linux-based servers
    • Custom
      • Allows for the greatest flexibility
    • Upgrade
      • Upgrading to a newer version of RedHat
a note on workstation installations
A Note on Workstation Installations
  • There are two types available, we will choose KDE for this presentation
    • GNOME
    • KDE
installation methods
Installation methods
  • CD-ROM – we will use this method
    • Requires a boot disk, a bootable CD-ROM, or a PCMCIA boot disk
  • Hard drive
    • If you have copied all RedHat Linux file to your hard drive
    • Requires a boot disk or PCMCIA boot disk
installation methods con t
Installation methods (con’t)
  • Ftp
    • If installing directly from an FTP server
    • Requires a network or PCMCIA boot disk
  • Http
    • If installing directly from an HTTP server
    • Requires a network or PCMCIA boot disk
making installation diskettes in dos
Making Installation Diskettes in DOS
  • Insert RedHat CD into CD-ROM drive
  • Insert blank, formatted disk into floppy drive
  • Type the following
    • C:\> d:
    • D:\> cd \dosutils
    • D:\dosutils> rawrite
    • Enter disk image source file name: ..\images\boot.img
    • Enter target diskette drive: a:
    • Please insert a formatted diskette into drive A: and

press –ENTER– : [ENTER]

    • D:\dosutils>
redhat 6 2 installation

RedHat 6.2 Installation

KDE Workstation Install

redhat installation page 1
RedHat Installation page 1
  • Insert RedHat CD into CD-ROM drive
  • After a short delay, a screen containing the boot: prompt should appear
  • Press ENTER to continue and install graphically
  • The next screen will ask you to determine which installation

method you would like to use

Note: All screenshots courtesy of

redhat installation page 2
RedHat Installation page 2
  • Choose the option for CD-ROM and select OK
  • The installation program will probe your system and attempt to identify your CD-ROM drive
    • Using a common CD-ROM drive will prevent any problems
redhat installation page 3
RedHat Installation page 3
  • The next screen will ask you to select a language – Choose English and click Next
redhat installation page 4
RedHat Installation page 4
  • Choose the keyboard that best fits your system – If no exact match, choose the best GENERIC match and click Next
redhat installation page 5
RedHat Installation page 5
  • Choose the mouse that best fits your system – If no exact match, choose the best GENERIC match and click Next
redhat installation page 6
RedHat Installation page 6
  • Read over the help text in the left and then click Next
redhat installation page 7
RedHat Installation page 7
  • Choose to Install and select KDE Workstation and click Next
redhat installation page 8
RedHat Installation page 8
  • For ease of installation, continue with Automatic Partitioning and click Next
    • Note: everything will be erased!
redhat installation page 9
RedHat Installation page 9
  • Again, for ease of installation and use, leave defaults selected and click Next
redhat installation page 10
RedHat Installation page 10
  • Choose your Network device type, then enter your IP Address, Netmask, Network, and Broadcast addresses and click Next
    • Unsure? Ask your network administrator
redhat installation page 11
RedHat Installation page 11
  • Choose your time zone by clicking on the map, ex. Pacific – Tijuana, and click Next
redhat installation page 12
RedHat Installation page 12
  • Set the ROOT PASSWORD - Write it down and keep it in a secure place!
    • You can add Users at this time too, then click Next
redhat installation page 14
RedHat Installation page 14
  • Continue with the option detected for your system and click Next
redhat installation page 15
RedHat Installation page 15
  • Choose the monitor that best fits your system - If none exist, choose the best GENERIC monitor and click Next
redhat installation page 16
RedHat Installation page 16
  • Continue with the video hardware detected for you unless you know it is incorrect (change it) and click Next

You can test the Configuration if you are not sure.

Make sure USE GRAPHICAL LOGIN is selected!

redhat installation page 17
RedHat Installation page 17
  • Almost done!!! Click Next
    • If you would rather quit, this is your last chance! – You can reboot and safely exit the installation now

Be sure

to read




redhat installation page 18
RedHat Installation page 18
  • At this point, you can sit back and relax while RedHat is installed
    • Depending on the speed of your system, the installation will take from about 15 minutes to 1 hour
redhat installation page 19
RedHat Installation page 19
  • Insert a blank, formatted disk into the floppy drive and click Next
redhat installation page 20
RedHat Installation page 20
  • Congratulations!!!
    • You can now click Exit to reboot your system and start to use Linux
about the kde environment
About the KDE Environment
  • Desktop – Similar to Windows desktop
    • Main workspace of KDE environment
    • Supports multiple desktops
  • Panel – Similar to Windows taskbar
    • Serves as a quick launcher for applications and applets
more about the kde environment
More About the KDE Environment

You can find this file by

opening usr/kde/HTML/


welcome to linux page 1
Welcome to Linux page 1
  • Your KDE desktop
welcome to linux page 2
Welcome to Linux page 2
  • The panel is very configurable
  • You can add and remove applications which will allow you to access them easily
  • You can easily hide the panel
welcome to linux page 3
Welcome to Linux page 3
  • The KDE panel, features a quick launch button for an Xterm (similar to DOS prompt)
    • You will see the shell prompt inside the newly created window:

[root@localhost /root]#

Xterm button

welcome to linux page 4
Welcome to Linux page 4
  • Taskbar
    • Displays all running applications
    • Usually located at the top of the screen, but can be moved
welcome to linux page 5
Welcome to Linux page 5
  • Logging out from KDE sessions
    • From the Main Menu – Select the Logout item
adding a printer in linux
Adding a Printer in Linux
  • Open an Xterm window
  • If not logged in as “Root”, type su at the prompt and then enter your root password
  • Type printtool and press Enter
  • The Printtool window will appear
adding a printer in linux con t63
Adding a Printer in Linux (con’t)
  • Select the type of printer to add and click OK
    • Printtool will attempt

to detect any printers

attached to your

parallel port

adding a printer in linux con t64
Adding a Printer in Linux (con’t)
  • Click OK to continue

after your printer was


key terms
Key Terms
  • Linux
  • Kernel
  • XFree86
  • KDE
  • Gnome
  • RedHat
  • Root
  • Panel
  • Xterm
  • Taskbar
  • Printtool
linux resources67
Linux Resources
  • For more information on Linux go to
linux resources con t
Linux Resources (con’t)
  • For applications/software that are Linux compatible go to
thank you and good luck
Thank You and Good Luck!

If you have any questions regarding Linux and/or any part of this presentation, please feel free to email:

Lonnye Bower at

Chris Orona at Fardin Khan at