PBM Installation Guide for Redhat Linux 9

This installation guide will recommend step by step how to install Redhat Linux 9.

Before starting the installation, PBM must already be installed.  It is highly recommended that the latest version of PBM is used.  If you are not certain that you are running the latest version, please visit our webpage at http://www.sadevelopment.com and check the version listed in the support heading.

You will also need:

PBM Setup diskette or CD-ROM

Redhat Linux 9 Installations CD-ROM's

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Step 1:  Boot PBM and select Configure from the PBM Menu.  For first time PBM users, this can be done by either clicking the word Configure, or by pressing Alt+C (All yellow letters in the lower right menu of PBM indicate Alt+Key combinations).

Step 2:  Select Partitions from the Configure Menu.  Again, for first time PBM users, this can be done by clicking the word Partitions once to highlight it and then again to select it, or by using the down key to highlight it and pressing Enter to select it..

Step 3:  Select Create from the Partitions Menu.


Step 4:  If you do not see this prompt, skip to step 5.  This prompt occurs when you have more than one free space on your hard disk.  PBM needs to know which free space you want to use for the installation.  In this case I chose the second free space, but please choose the free space where you want to install the operating system.

Step 5:  Specify the amount of free space you want to use for the installation and select Accept.

Step 6:  Select Prepare for OS or Partition Utility to Create Partition.

Step 7:  Put your Redhat Linux 9 CD 1 in your CD-ROM and make sure your BIOS is configured to boot CD-ROM's, and select Restart.

Step 8:  Your system should reboot and boot the operating system CD, a screen like the one below should appear.  Press ENTER to continue the installation.

Step 9:  Continue through setup until you reach the Disk Partition Setup dialog.  Make sure the Automatically partition radio box is select and click Next.

Step 10:  Select Keep all partitions and use existing free space and click Next.

Do not be concerned if you see this warning, just click Ok to continue.  This is usually indicated when the

Step 11:  The default bootloader options are ok, so click Next.

Step 12:  Continue through setup until you reach the boot diskette dialog.  While setup recommends you create a boot disk, we at SA Development suggest that you do not create one.  The reason is that the boot disk will only work properly when this operating system is the active one.  If another operating system has been booted, the boot disk would likely not work and could have unpredictable results.

Step 13:  Continue through setup until it completes.  Remove any CD from your CD-ROM and insert PBM Setup diskette or CD-ROM and click Exit.

Step 14:  PBM Setup will start and indicate it is reactivating PBM.  Select Start PBM Now at the PBM Setup Menu.

Step 15:  This step is VERY important, please follow it carefully.  PBM will start and notice the new partitions created by installing the operating system.  There may be 2 or 3 partitions depending on if any are wrapped in an extended partition.

For the first partition, enter the name you want to appear in the PBM Menu, and then click Accept or press ALT+A.

For the second one (and possibly third) partition, enter a name that will help you associate it with this installation.  For example, I just added (2) to the end of the name I used for the first partition.  Make sure to set Display in Menu to No for any second or third partitions so they do not appear in the PBM Main Menu.  Click Accept or press ALT+A.

Step 16:  Confirm changes by typing in yes and selecting Accept.

Step 17:  Boot the new operating system.

Step 18:  Operating system installation is complete!