Installation CD-ROMs

Place one of the installation CDs in your CD-ROM drive. Inserting a CD in the CD-ROM drive should automatically open the file manager.

In the file manager screen, click on /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS. Scroll through the files on the right and look for the packages you want.

Open a terminal and login as root by typing:

su -

Next, use the rpm command to install the packages. The -Uvh options that follows the command specifies that you want to install or upgrade the package, that you want to see verbose messages, and that you want to see hash marks (#) while the package is installing. In this example, the documentation files, which all begin with rhl, would be installed. The string rhl-*.rpm tells your system to install all files that begin with rhl and end in .rpm (* is a wildcard and keeps you from having to type out each of the long file names manually). In place of rhl you should put whatever comes before the first hyphen in the name of the package you want to install.

rpm -Uvh rhl-*.rpm

Press [Enter]. Type exit at the command line and press [Enter] again. This takes you out of the root login and back to your user account.

Now that the package is installed, it should appear in the appropriate place in the panel's main menu.

Refer to the Official Red Hat Linux Customization Guide for more information about RPM.