To install Red Hat Linux 6.2 on Virtual PC 5 for Macintosh, follow these methods in the order that they appear.
Step 1: Start a new virtual machineFor additional information about how to start a new virtual machine, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Step 2: Start the Red Hat Linux 6.2 installationTo start the Red Hat Linux 6.2 installation, follow these steps:
- Insert the Red Hat Linux 6.2 CD in the CD-ROM drive, and then click Start up.
- Click to select the language that you want from the list, and then click Next.
- Select a keyboard from the list. Microsoft recommends the Generic 104-key PC keyboard for most installations.
Layout, click U.S. English, under Dead Keys, click Enable dead keys, and then click Next.
Other languages and other keyboard models and layouts may work, but Microsoft has not tested them.
Generic 2 button Mouse (PS/2)in the Mouse Configuration list, and then click Next two times.
- Select the Gnome Workstation check box, and then click Next.
- Select the Remove Data check box, and then click Next.
- Microsoft recommends that you use the default network configuration. If no Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server exists on the network where Linux will connect, type the correct TCP/IP information, and then click Next.
- Select the correct time zone, and then click Next.
- Type a root password, and then confirm it.
- Create at least one additional user or as many more additional users as you want, and then click Next.
- To configure X Window, follow these steps:
Monitor Configuration, click Generic Monitor, click to add 31.5-50.0 to Horizontal Sync and 60-90 to Vertical Sync, and then click Next.
X Configuration, click S3 Trio64 (generic) video card. By default, the memory is 4 megabytes (MB).
- Click Next.
- Click Next to start the Red Hat Linux 6.2 installation.
Step 3: Create a boot diskYou can create a boot disk by using a physical floppy disk or a virtual floppy disk image. To skip this process, select the Skip boot disk creation check box.
Physical floppy diskTo create a boot disk on a physical floppy disk, insert a blank floppy disk, and then click Next.
Note Most Mac OS X-based Macintosh computers do not have floppy disk drives.
Virtual floppy disk imageTo create a boot disk with a virtual floppy disk image, follow these steps:
- On the Virtual PC menu, click Window, and then click Virtual Disk Assistant.
- Click Create empty floppy or hard disk image , and then click the right arrow.
- Click Create Image.
- Type the location and name of the disk. Name the disk RH6.2boot.
- Click Save, and then click Done to finish.
- To capture the floppy image, CONTROL-click the floppy icon, and then click Capture Image.
- Locate the floppy image file, right-click it, and then click Open.
- In Red Hat Linux 6.2, click Next to create the boot disk.
- When the installation is complete, remove the boot floppy disk or boot floppy disk image. To release the boot floppy disk image, right-click the floppy icon in the lower left corner, and then click Release RH6.2boot.
- Click Exit.
Article ID: 824973 - Last Review: Mar 24, 2004 - Revision: 1