Install Linux via VNC

If your server doesn’t have a DRAC, iLO or other network KVM, you can access the RHEL installer over the network using VNC:

  • Boot from the RHEL DVD
  • At the prompt, type:
linux vnc
  • Skip the media check
  • Select language
  • Select automatic
  • Select network interface
  • Select DHCP or manual IP configuration
  • (Manual only) Enter IP address, subnet mask, gateway and DNS server
  • When prompted to connect, use a VNC viewer like TightVNC to access the server and continue in the graphical installer

Here’s a screencast showing the entire process from start to finish:
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