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Text installation guide for Scientific Linux 6

This web page describes installing for any Scientific Linux 6.x distribution. Simply replace anyplace that says 6.x or 6x with the appropriate version number. So if you were installing Scientific Linux 6.2, then you would replace 6.x with 6.2, and 6x with 62 wherever you see it in this document.

Warnings - Text Install - Warnings

  • You are unable to do customized partitions in text mode.
  • You are unable to review and edit partitions in text mode.
  • You are unable to put your boot loader anyplace special in text mode.
  • You are unable to select packages and/or groups in text mode.
    You only get a minimal install.

Scientific Linux 6.x Text Installation Steps

Installation Instructions

    Here are a few things to note while in text mode.
    Use the Tab/Alt-Tab keys to navigate between elements.
    The <space> key selects/deselects items.

Click on Image for full size image.
Click on Section Name for detailed instructions.

Bootup Screen(Tab) text (Enter)

Media Check (Enter)[OK] to check media - (Tab)(Enter)[Skip] to skip

Installation Method (Network install only) Pick installation method then [OK]

Configure TCP/IP (URL or NFS network install only) Configure your network and then [OK]

NFS, or URL Setup (Network install only) Put in the appropriate server and/or path and then [OK]

Welcome [Next]

Language Selection) [Next]

Keyboard [Next]

Install or Upgrade (Only if upgradable) Choose between upgrading or a fresh install [Next]

Time Zone Selection [Next]

Set Root Password type in Root's password twice then [Next]

Disk Partitioning Setup Disk Druid [Next]

Write To Disk [Write changes to disk]

NOTE1 In text mode you do not get to pick any packages or where your bootloader is installed.
You will only get a minimum install.

NOTE2 When you hit "Write changes to disk" all disk partitioning and formating will occur.
There is no way to go back after this screen.

The installation will proceed.

This is the usual time to get a snack or stretch.

Congratuations Remove the CD/DVD or USB drive [Exit]

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Last modified 2011-02-25 01:26 PM

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