How to Install Linux?

Red Hat does provide a program called the Red Hat Developer Program, which offers a no-cost subscription for development purposes. This subscription provides access to RHEL and other Red Hat software for development and testing purposes only. It does not include support or entitlements for production use.

We have already created a virtual machine. If you'd like to learn how to create a virtual machine for Linux installation, please refer to this article (Installing Oracle Virtual Box on Windows and Creating a Virtual Machine) Intalling Linux on VM - Linux1
Upload the ISO image file: Go to Settings->Storage->Controller IDE->Click on Disk icon->Choose a disk file..
Intalling Linux on VM - Choose a disk file Click on 'OK' and you should now see that the ISO image is mounted.
Intalling Linux on VM - ISO is mounted

Click on Network - Adapter 1: Enable Network Adapter (checked), Attached to: Bridged Adapter Intalling Linux on VM - Network Adapter
Start the Virtual Machine - Right click on Machine ->Start -> Normal Start Intalling Linux on VM - Normal start
The following image will appear as a prompt:
Please press the "Enter" key. Intalling Linux on VM - Prompt
The installation process has begun. Intalling Linux on VM - Begin Installation
Please select your preferred language and click on continue Intalling Linux on VM - Choose a Language

Scroll down and locate the option for "Root Password". Click on it to proceed. Intalling Linux on VM - Root Password

Set the root password and Click "Done" to proceed. Intalling Linux on VM - Password confirmation
Locate the option Installation Destination and select custom storage configuration

Click "Done" to proceed. Intalling Linux on VM - Confirmation

When performing custom partitioning during the installation of RHEL 8, the specific partitions you need to create may vary depending on your system requirements and preferences. However, here are some common partitions you might consider creating:

"Root (/) partition:" This partition serves as the root file system and holds the core operating system files. It is typically assigned a significant amount of disk space.
"Swap partition:" A swap partition is used as virtual memory when the system's physical memory (RAM) is fully utilized. It is recommended to allocate swap space based on your system's RAM size (e.g., 1.5x or 2x the RAM).
"/home partition:" The /home partition is where users' home directories and personal files are stored. It can be helpful for separating user data from system files.
"/boot partition:" A separate /boot partition is optional but can be useful for situations such as encryption or when using specific boot loaders. It stores the kernel and boot-related files. The /boot partition must be at least 1GB in size.
"Other custom partitions:" Depending on your specific needs, you may create additional partitions such as /var, /tmp, or /usr. These partitions can help manage disk space allocation and separate certain system directories.
It's essential to carefully plan your partition layout based on your intended usage and requirements. It is recommended to consult the official documentation for detailed guidance on custom partitioning during RHEL 8 installation.

Click on the "+" sign and add the partitions one after another. You will be prompted to enter the mount point and size of each partition. Intalling Linux on VM -Storage partition

Make sure to choose either EXT4 or XFS as the file system for your "/boot" partition. The partition type can be set as standard, and after partitioning, it will be labeled as /dev/sda1.
The remaining file systems can be placed in a logical volume. Select the device type as LVM and the file system as XFS. Intalling Linux on VM - Storage partition

In the next window, we will receive a summary of the defined partition changes. It will prompt us to confirm the changes. By clicking on Accept Changes, the partitions will be created. Intalling Linux on VM - Partition Summary
Click on Begin Installation to proceed. Intalling Linux on VM - Begin Installation
Intalling Linux on VM -Instllation progress
The installation is now complete. Please click on the "Reboot system" button to restart your system. Intalling Linux on VM - Reboot the system
After the system restarts, you will be prompted to "accept the license agreement" and set up a user account other than root. Please follow the instructions displayed on the screen to proceed further.
Your system is now ready for use. Intalling Linux on VM - License Agreement

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